I live and work with my multi-generational family in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We have a farm of cows and calves, wool sheep, dairy goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, honey bees, a horse and a donkey. We have a goat's milk soap and bath products line available on our farm web site. I enjoy reading, quilting and doing embroidery.
Bring Cinco de Mayo to your table this Friday! This Mexican holiday celebrates Mexico’s victory on May 5, 1862 against an attack of the French army. This victory was said to be hopeless due to impossible odds. Continue reading →
Whether you’re following a meatless diet or cutting back on meat, protein is still a building block necessary to your health. Here’s how you can make complete proteins a part of your daily diet – easily!
If visions of Easter hams danced through your head all winter long, yet you can’t shake the idea of some succulent leg of lamb, we have the perfect menu for you. Let both the ham and the lamb be stars, served with fresh, colorful springtime side dishes. Continue reading →
Preparing and enjoying hot, hearty meals can be a reality in your house! Try these recipes for “cook once, eat twice” meats. You prepare the main ingredients once and then enjoy them a second way. Continue reading →
Here in the mountain foothills of North Carolina, July and August are the time to start canning and pickling. Many varieties of hot peppers grow like weeds in our hot southern summers. Here are some great recipes you can make to preserve that sweet, spicy deliciousness and enjoy it all winter long. Continue reading →
Say “pecans” and most people think of pies and other delicious desserts. But the rich flavor of the pecan makes it ideal for savory dishes, too. And since April is National Pecan Month, it’s the perfect time to enjoy these versatile nuts! Continue reading →
My Mommy’s people lived on a family dairy farm in Upper New York State. I have wonderful memories of going to see family and the farm as a child. My Grandma always had a small garden surrounded by rocks, just a step away from the kitchen door. Continue reading →