Warning: Ingredients are totally old school, non-dietetic, and addicting. So, go ahead and use non-organic graham crackers, salted butter, old-fashioned milk chocolate, and marshmallows made with hooves (okay, that might be taking it too far)! This vegan unfriendly, chia seedless, Betty Crocker style pie will have your dessert loving friends and family kick it like it’s 1986 now! Ingredients Crust: 1 ½ cups graham cracker … Continue reading S’more Pie: An R B-Day special
Just when I thought I came up with a scrumptious Cake That Can’t Be Beet recipe, I beat it with a new idea. In between my weed whacker stringing nightmare and coddling tomato seedlings, I stumbled upon even more rows of new beets springing up amongst the mature ones. Geez, those darn beets! Struck with an idea, I dropped everything, ran into the kitchen, and … Continue reading Farmhouse Beet Cake
If you’re searching for a unique dessert to impress, look no further! This novel and tasty cake will make you the who’s who among dessert bringers in your world of social events and family gatherings. On the other hand, if you’re like me and have beets coming up from the ground all year round, you’ll need another innovative way of getting your loved ones to … Continue reading A Cake That Can’t Be BEET!
Through painless, lip smacking trial and error, my quest for creating a vegan version of the traditional pumpkin pie has come to an end. After much tweaking and happy tasting, I finally came up with a recipe to my personal liking…and perhaps, yours too! What sent me on this quest were the amazing Rogosa Violina “Gioia” butternuts growing in our backyard. This Italian variety is … Continue reading Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Crust recipe too!)
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
Beet Dyed Sugar Ingredients About a cup, or any desired amount of sugar A few drops or more of Beet Simple Syrup Add the sugar to a container with a lid, like a mason jar. Start with a couple drops of Simple Beet Syrup, quickly place on the lid and shake vigorously until sugar in thoroughly pink. Repeat until desired color is achieved. Pour the sugar … Continue reading Beet Dyed Sugar
Beet Simple Syrup Ingredients: 1 cup fresh beet juice (see recipe below) ½ cup sugar Fresh Beet Juice You’ll need about 3-4 beets Cut the beet greens off and save for a side dish (cooks like spinach). If you’re using a juicer, chunk the beets with the skin on, juice, and run through a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp. If you don’t have a … Continue reading Beet Simple Syrup
One of our favorite cookies at Lomita Farm is the good ol’ fashioned Snickerdoodle. Not the puffed up bready kind, but the thin, soft, light, chewy ones that melt in your mouth. If you’re looking to bake fairly easy cookies for any occasion that everyone will love, these are the ones! Ingredients: 1 cup butter (okay to soften a bit) 1 ½ cups sugar 2 … Continue reading Ol’ Fashioned Snickerdoodles