Category Archives: food preservation

Easy Sandwich Spread made fresh from the Garden

I have an abundance of onions, cucumbers and tomatoes in my garden now.  After searching for a way to use them, I found a great recipe for a sandwich spread in my copy of Amish Country Cookbook, Vol I . … Continue reading

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Thornless Blackberry Season Opening

Blackberry U-Pick Season opens at Quarteramish farm on July 17th.  Hours  7:30-7:00 daily.  Closed July 19th. Pre-picked berries are available with reservation.  Bring your own containers or we will provide picking trays.  Children are welcome to pick with adult supervision. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Blueberry/Raspberry Jam Made Easy

Jam is easy to make, and oh so ever rewarding.  Jam has many uses  in the kitchen and brings culinary Shangrilah during winter months when produce is out of season.  I hear frequently from people they are afraid to try, … Continue reading

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Red Raspberries are the Taste of Summer

We just finished the rush of our county 4H fair!  I love fair week; and I’m glad it’s over till next year. When we finally got back to tending the farm, we discovered the red raspberries beginning to ripen.  Looks … Continue reading

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Yummy Make Ahead Italian Meatball Recipe

Meatballs are not one of my favorite things to make, so when I do,  I make plenty to freeze for later use.   I always mix the meat and ingredients with my hands.  I don’t like the texture or the coldness … Continue reading

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Great Way to Get Your Greens: Kale Chips

My garden is ready for old-man winter, except for the brussell sprouts and kale. It’s nice to see something green and growing at this time of year. I had an abundance of kale this year and tried a new way … Continue reading

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The Joys of Blackberry Jam

Quarter Amish is in the midst of blackberry season and the plants are being quite generous!  Customers share they enjoy the picking experience, but many don’t know quite what to do with the berries they just picked.  Berries are one … Continue reading

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Starting Seeds

It’s mid-March in the Midwest and time to start thinking about the garden.  Like most serious gardeners, my husband and I start seeds in my greenhouse giving plants a head start on the growing season.  In January I spent hours … Continue reading

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Making Dreams Takes Hard Work

This weekend I took my first steps toward realizing a dream I have been thinking about for years!  I am proud, excited, and desperately exhausted….. When my husband suffered a debilitating heart attach 3 years ago, our lives turned upside … Continue reading

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History Revisits in Peculiar Places.

My small farm has the good-fortune of having a creek work its way through the property.  It is located between my house and the garden.  It probably is more accurately described as a drainage ditch, but I like to think … Continue reading

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