R’s Beef Jerky Recipes: Spicy Mango & Spicy Teriyaki

R seemed obsessed on finding thinly sliced beef for making jerky.   He was incessantly requesting me to figure out how to get it.  Since I don’t eat beef, or necessarily want it in my dehydrator, I kept blowing him off with a smile and nod. Then one day, we stopped to check out a nearby international grocery store which has all sorts of exciting … Continue reading R’s Beef Jerky Recipes: Spicy Mango & Spicy Teriyaki

Jammin’ Shortbread Cookies

This is an easy recipe for using some of that homemade jar of heaven you might have been saving in the cupboard. I still have jars of my Orange Chile Marmalade, apple & mint jelly, and fig preserves that I canned last year! You can fill these cookies with all sorts of jams, jellies, preserves, or marmalades.  Be bold, have fun, and try something new! … Continue reading Jammin’ Shortbread Cookies

Pink Lemondoodles

The Pink Lemondoodle is a beautiful mouthwatering cookie made with our Eureka lemon zest and dyed with our beet simple syrup. Since we harvest a whole lot of nutritious beets throughout the year, it’s always fun, yet challenging, creating new recipes. When our lemon trees started producing ripe fruits, I wondered how I could combine them with beets to make something pretty and sweet. Pink lemonade … Continue reading Pink Lemondoodles

Beet-Dyed Easter Eggs

Easy, natural, organic, bug free, and no #40. This simple and nutrient packed pink-to-red food coloring is fun to make and completely safe. It’s beet dye! All you need is a few large beets, some white vinegar – and hardboiled eggs, of course! Juicing Method 3-10 beets. This depends on how many eggs you want to dye. 1 Tbsp white vinegar for every cup of … Continue reading Beet-Dyed Easter Eggs

The Morning Coffee Experience

Coffee time in our quaint little farm kitchen is a daily ritual. We saunter off to bed each night looking forward to waking up in the dark, bumbling around the kitchen with peculiar contraptions, slowly coming back to life once more with that sweet stimulating aroma. It’s not about absentmindedly throwing grinds into a coffee machine and turning on a switch. Nor is it about pouring … Continue reading The Morning Coffee Experience

Mexican Chocolate & Red Chile Caramel Popcorn

Every winter holiday, friends and family look forward to receiving my homemade caramel popcorn.  It’s a tradition.  R gets tubs of richly flavored, lightly textured, crispy, out-of-this-world, melt in your mouth, agonizingly delicious caramel popcorn, and everyone else gets their candy caned striped bagful. Well, guess what?!  I’m tired of making the same popcorn year after year.  Time to spice things up! Ingredients: 12-13 cups … Continue reading Mexican Chocolate & Red Chile Caramel Popcorn