Cooking With Kristina: Grilled Pizza

I don’t know about you guys, but around this time of the summer I’m looking for something different to throw on the barbecue grill. So when I heard that Kristina was demonstrating grilled pizza in the barn, I was all in. Kristina is the official Diamond Hill Farm culinary adviser, and her knack for using seasonal […]

Cooking With Kristina: Dimond Hill Farm Gazpacho

Hot enough for ya? Why it was so hot at my house the other day that I had to turn on the furnace just to cool things down. And who wants to cook in that kind of weather? Well, our famous farm cook, Kristina, has come up with a delicious, farm-fresh way to beat the […]

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 […]

Summer Vegetable Soup with Pesto

Ingredients: Soup: 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 onion diced 2 cups leeks,  cut lengthwise and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 4 medium carrots, peeled and dice  about ½ cup 1 stalk celery, diced 8 cups water 2 medium Parmgiano Reggiano cheese rinds ** 3 teaspoons kosher salt or more to taste […]

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Butter

Ingredients: ½ pint cherry tomatoes 1-2 cloves garlic Olive oil 1 stick butter Directions: Cut cherry tomatoes in half, arrange on rimmed sheet with whole garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast  (450 oven for 20 minutes). Pulse in food processor with 1 stick of butter.