Chicken Liver Pate

This silky-smooth pate is inexpensive and simple to make. If you have the opportunity to choose, shop for paler chicken livers; they tend to have a mellower, richer flavor than deep-red ones.  We use fresh livers from our pastured chickens and the flavor is rich and creamy and packed with nutrients. Ingredients 1 lb chicken […]

Blackberry Basil Vanilla Jam

Ingredients 4 cups fresh blackberries (rinsed) 2 cups fresh basil leaves (tightly packed) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp Pomona’s Pectin 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 freshly squeezed orange 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup freshly squeeze lemon juice 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Directions 1. Sterilize lids and jars for 10 minutes in a large pot […]

Traditional Roasted Chicken

Cooking a Heritage Chicken

First, what is a “heritage chicken”?  This is the type of chicken Grandma would have made for Sunday supper.   They are old breeds of birds that were raised for meat prior to the development of the commercial Cornish Cross, a hybrid chicken breed that reaches the end of it’s life expectancy at 6 weeks – […]

Small Farms Conference

Mom and I headed out to Corvallis early Saturday morning to attend the 2016 Small Farms Conference at Oregon State University.  It was our first time attending this conference and in fact, first farm related conference.  It was great to be surrounded by something like 900 people involved in the small farming community!  Between the […]

Seed Prices Revealed

It’s seed catalog time! I grow a garden to produce quality food for my family while spending less money.  This year, I’m looking forward to growing a market garden.  Being frugal is even more important now as the volume of seeds needed increases.  I like to be an informed shopper and seed catalogs can be […]