simple and healthy 5 minute pesto

Eating well and finding quality ingredients isn’t always simple, but it is worth it. Until you are familiar with specific brands or learn more about your local farms and their growing practices, it’s important to first do your research before purchasing products with “healthy” on the label. I spoke with a group not long ago about the beauty of making your own pesto and one … Continue reading simple and healthy 5 minute pesto

cinnamon apple cider doughnuts

Using the best ingredients is the secret to cooking and when it comes to doughnuts, we use real butter, not margarine and real buttermilk, not powder. The recipe below also asks for apple butter. If you aren’t familiar with this delicious concoction, you can generally find a jar at the farmers market, road side stand or your local grocer. We also happen to have an … Continue reading cinnamon apple cider doughnuts

how to make simple herb compound butter

Simple, delicious compound butters are perfect companions for summertime dishes. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened dash salt, to taste 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs, minced Choose your faves! Basil and parsley or rosemary, thyme and sage ~ the combinations are endless. Our choice for our Naked Corn on the Cue is: Ingredients 1 clove garlic, minced dash salt, to taste sprinkling pepper lime zest Cilantro, … Continue reading how to make simple herb compound butter

Abbey Road Farm Wine Collective Releases New Spring Wines  

Taste new wines from the Willamette Valley winery, home to three distinct winemakers and six different labels, including the newly debuted Wilkens Family Wine   PORTLAND, Ore. (May 21, 2020) – Abbey Road Farm, the 82-acre farm in the heart of the Willamette Valley, is excited to debut new spring wines from its farm collective of winemakers. Resident winemakers include James Rahn Wine Co., Stedt … Continue reading Abbey Road Farm Wine Collective Releases New Spring Wines  

strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

Whether your throwing a backyard bash or penning your Sunday dinner menu, this dynamic duo works for either occasion. The contrast of ripe strawberry and savory pork loin create the unlikely perfect pairing. The dazzling flavor combinations of fresh thyme, toasted pine nuts, strawberries, goat cheese and pork make this main dish a top contender for the dinner table. Add the potato mash side dish … Continue reading strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

how to make the perfect lemon curd

Lemon curd is a basic custard, meaning it’s thickened by eggs. Although many curd recipes call for just yolks, I prefer to use a combination of whole eggs and yolks to add a bit of lightness. ~Claire Saffitz In late spring we are holding our first annual Family Lavender and Blueberry Tea. As I finalize the menu, I am going to post the recipes we … Continue reading how to make the perfect lemon curd