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The Cow Dump Derby …

Okay, so I read in the local bird cage liner the other day that the state legislature is talking about gambling again. Those in favor of gambling say it’ll bring lots of cash money into the state that will benefit both private and public bank accounts; those opposed are worried that that money will come […]

Why Can’t They Spell?

Is it ‘Dimond’ Hill Farm or ‘Diamond’ Hill Farm? And if it is Dimond Hill Farm, what the heck happened to the ‘A’? Well, we didn’t bury it in the a-hole, if that’s what you’re asking. After all … we’re a family blog. No, to get the answer to that question you’re going to have […]

Look Ma, it’s a Blog …

This here is my first attempt at blogging, so you’ve got to bear with me. I ain’t much for typing or technology and I’ve never met a deadline I’ve gotten along with. Truth be told, the only reason I’ve agreed to do this at all is that I need the audience … nobody around the […]

Know Your Food: Think Globally, but Eat Locally

I was in the produce section of my favorite local supermarket the other day when I walked by an aisle display of California strawberries that looked as if they’d had Botox treatments, steroid injections, and structural enhancements before catching the bus out of LA. The Yankee side of my brain pointed out that any strawberry […]

Curried Potato Soup

Ingredients: Combination of New Red and Yukon Gold potatoes One Vidalia onion & one red onion, chopped Several small cloves of garlic Seasonings: Cumin, tumericm mustard powder, ginger, curry powder, nutmeg Directions: Simmer potatoes until tender in salted water. Meanwhile sauté onions and garlic in butter until tender. Season onions with: Cumin..tumeric..mustard powder…ginger..curry powder….nutmeg. Put […]

Fresh Spring Pea Soup

Ingredients: 1 vidalia  onion, chopped 8 garlic scapes, chopped 4+ Cups shelled peas 4 TBSP olive oil 1 inch piece of ginger chopped salt and freshly ground pepper 5-6 fresh mint leaves ½ cup half and half  2 Cups water or stock Lime juice Directions: Combine in stock pot over medium heat.  Cook, stirring, for […]

Vegetarian Moussaka

Ingredients: Olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large green pepper, chopped 3 lbs tomatoes, chopped 2 TBSP tomato paste 1 tsp  all spice 2 tsp oregano salt and pepper Directions: Make sauce: In pot  warm 4TBPS olive oil, sauté onion, garlic, pepper, all spice, oregano, salt and pepper until fragrent. […]

Curried Eggplant

Ingredients: 2 medium onions, chopped oil 4 medium apples, sliced 3 cloves garlic mashed 3-4 tsp curry 1 tsp salt 3 cups water 1 small medium unpeeled eggplant, chopped 8 oz tomato sauce cayeene pepper to taste Directions: Saute onions in oil until softened. Add apples and saute 5-6 minutes. Add garlic, curry, salt, and […]

Bean Salad

Ingredients: 1 pound green beans 1 pound wax beans ½ sweet onion 1 hungarian wax pepper 2 tomatoes or 1 pint cherry tomatoes 2-3 TBSP lemon juice 4-5 TBSP olive oil 3 garlic scapes 1 TBSP honey fresh basil and parsley salt and pepper Directions: Trim beans and cook in well salted boiling water for […]

Tomato Ginger Jam

Ingredients: One small onion Several medium tomatoes ( combo of red and yellow) Lots of fresh grated ginger One small sweet Vidalia onion A few small garlic cloves A dash of lemon juice Salt and pepper Directions: Saute onions in oil. Add in garlic, cook until fragrent. Chop tomatoes, add to onions. Add rest of […]