Valarie Russell on May 9th, 2017

It’s that time of year… fresh asparagus is plentiful; this is a recipe I tried out on Kenny, he approved. I love growing fresh herbs, French tarragon is among my favorites. Although tarragon is not winter hardy around here it grows lovely indoors. Be sure and check out my herb selection at the farmers market and pick yourself up a […]

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Valarie Russell on November 15th, 2016

Well this is my latest creation… caused by accident.  I just came back from Florida and brought with me bunches of fresh oranges, my thoughts were to make marmalade.  Having received the beautiful bottle of Orange Balsamic Vinegar for Christmas last year, I thought I might add a bit to my marmalade.  Well, not thinking […]

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Valarie Russell on May 24th, 2016

This recipes isn’t mine, but one from the National Honey Board.  I attended the Taste of Home cooking school last week and this was one of the recipes we were taught. I thought I would share it this week, it’s delicious.  Hope you enjoy. 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 oz. each 9 cups – lightly […]

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Valarie Russell on March 15th, 2016

Our  “Meatless Mondays” continue, this week was roasted Brussel sprouts. This was plenty for me but, Kenny opted to add a baked potato with his meal.  The Brussel sprouts were amazing. 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup onion, thin sliced ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper, Coarse Ground 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed […]

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Valarie Russell on November 24th, 2015

This is a beautiful dish that can really shine as a holiday meal, or any time you want to add a little something fancy to the dinner table. It’s so easy, it will make you look like it took hours to create. 2 acorn squash 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 1 cup fresh cranberries 1/3 cup brown […]

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Valarie Russell on March 3rd, 2015

I have really never used a recipe for making this… I usually just throw it together with leftover rice, but several folks asked for my recipe… so here it goes. It is one of our favorite desserts in the winter. 2 cups cooked rice (jasmine rice is my new favorite) 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½ cups milk […]

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Valarie Russell on November 11th, 2014

I am admittedly not a great baker (a cook- that’s totally a different matter) but this is a simple and amazing recipe even I can do. Moist, dense, and super chocolate-y, no one will ever guess there’s zucchini in this bread. What a great way to use up some of our excess harvest that I […]

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Valarie Russell on July 21st, 2014

This is one of my favorite summer salads, it’s delicious as well as beautiful. A great way to make use of the veggies in season.  It could be a meal in it’s self, served with a hunk of skillet cornbread. Yummy!   2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels […]

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Valarie Russell on July 8th, 2014

Kenny been busy this week cutting and planing new planks.  We sold out of his first batch so he needed to get more ready for me to package. We will have more available this Saturday for sale.  This recipe is featured with our planks and is delicious, you should try this with Kenny’s Cedar Grilling Planks. It’s defiantly worth the […]

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Valarie Russell on May 20th, 2014

It’s lettuce time… try Kenny’s all time favorite salad.  He would eat this everyday if I would make it for him.  This is a recipe his mom used to make and the same dressing my grandmother used on her German potato salad.  It is so good! 1 /2 pound bag lettuce (Black Simpson is best) washed but […]

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