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Fall: When Hope Turns To Thanks

Fall has arrived very quickly and put an abrupt end to a rather short summer. Where did it go? It seems as if I just put all those plants in the ground. It is the summer that never was. Harvest time has arrived and, as I pick the last of the tomatoes, I have mixed feelings. One of the ...

Apples: The Jewels of Fall

Fall is in full swing, and a late-autumn snow storm reminds me of what a fleeting season autumn really is … it only lasts a short time here in the crisp, Ontario country air. Before you know it, the brilliant trees are bare and the leaves make a glowing carpet of red, gold and orange on the ...

Great Super Bowl Guacamole Dip

The holidays are over, and we all have eaten lots of heavy food. A deep freeze has hit my area, and I am looking for ways to remind me of summer. I love avocado and I make guacamole all year round. It is so versatile, and on cold days, it is delicious on top of your favourite chili con ...

Kitchen Resolutions for the New Year

I have just finished preparing a four-day feast for my family, and now the farmhouse kitchen is somewhat tidy. I still have tins of shortbread cookies and five types of cakes strategically placed and easy to reach. I wanted to write a few kitchen resolutions for next year. As someone who ...

Farmhouse Shortbread Cookies

I believe it is never too late to start getting ready for Christmas. Why not make a double batch of these delicious cookies and have them at-the-ready in your freezer? When impromptu guests arrive or an unexpected gift is in order, you (and your friends) will be thankful for your very smart ...

Chef Elizabeth

Chef Elizabeth on the Farm By Chef Elizabeth I am a farm-to-table chef who lives in rural Ontario, Canada. I run an organic farm where I grow produce to sell at local farmers' markets and to create my signature line of sauces, pickles and preserves of all types. I also own and run EP ...

Classic Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Fall is in full swing on the farm, and most of the vegetables and fruits have been harvested. The very last of the peppers — the hot variety — were picked just in time, before the frost hit. In fact we had 6 inches of snowfall just a few days ago. It was a gorgeous sight, and I made sure to ...

Georgian Bay Farmhouse Granola Recipe

Yes, Spring is in the air, yet there is still plenty of snow here. It is impossible to live on a farm and not give a seasonal weather update. The weather pretty well runs the show. This winter has been far easier and shorter than the last three winters. However, today I have been snowed in and ...

Best Butter Cookies Recipe

It is Christmas time again on the farm and despite an enormous first snow, the land is bare and what a blessing. I have had extra time to rescue the fish from the frozen pond, time to fix the barn door and to put up the Christmas lights.Every year I promise to start things earlier, buy the ...

Texas Tornado Cake Recipe

I have had this recipe for decades and I am planning to include it in my upcoming ebook. I am not sure about the origin of the name, perhaps it refers to all the fruits, nuts and coconut looking like a "mess" a tornado left behind. This cake is also known as Fruit Cocktail Cake. This is a ...

Rose’s Country Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is pumpkin time and pumpkin is very versatile to cook with. It can be found in both savory and sweet dishes. Everyone is familiar with traditional pumpkin pie but I have found a different way to celebrate pumpkin. This is a really easy, fast and scrumptious pumpkin muffin recipe. The ...

Farmhouse Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Here on the farm, fall is a busy time of year and my pantry seems to get neglected. I am so busy harvesting and preserving that I sometimes find that when I go to bake that I’m missing a staple ingredient. For instance butter or eggs or maybe I just have one egg. It is at times like this ...

The Trials and Tribulations of Tomatoes, Part 2

I developed this recipe to use the surplus of cherry tomatoes from my garden. This is a very loose recipe – you can cut the tomatoes in half but I don't bother. You can remove the seeds from the tomatoes and peppers if you like. I leave the cherry tomatoes whole and throw in a few plum ...

The Trials and Tribulations of Tomatoes, Part 1

It is a fact of farm life that bad things can happen. This year a bad thing did happen – my crops were the victims of blight. This season we built raised beds and brought in fresh soil and worked so hard to plant the tomato and leek crops, and they failed. In the past, critters had decimated ...

Harvest Is Beginning

Where has summer gone? The golden rod is in full bloom, swaying in my meadow as if in a dance with the Queen Anne’s lace. The crickets are busy chirring and the birds are stopping to fuel up on their way South. The baby raccoons and groundhogs are all grown up and fending for themselves.The ...