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Homity Pie: Inspired by the Land Girls of WWII

by Deanne Last weekend Francine reported in from her life in England. Here she tells about stopping at Raspberry Tea Room in Llanyrafon Manor in Wales. We ran in between a rain shower and saw lots of yummy things in the pastry case. The lady behind ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Feb 18, 2014 |  Original Post

What if… Restaurants Promoted Cooking at Home?

by Deanne It seems like a crazy idea for a restaurant to promote cooking at home.  But being concerned about the quality of prepared food that is normally served in restaurants, we instigated a promotion during the month of August and September ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jan 23, 2014 |  Original Post

Whole Wheat Honey Biscuits

by Deanne All the reading I did about Food Trends for 2014 got me hungry for biscuits.  So I followed Steve around the kitchen last night as he put together a batch of whole wheat honey biscuits.  He doesn’t follow recipes so I have to have ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jan 14, 2014 |  Original Post

Whole Wheat Honey Biscuits

by Deanne All the reading I did about Food Trends for 2014 got me hungry for biscuits.  So I followed Steve around the kitchen last night as he put together a batch of whole wheat honey biscuits.  He doesn’t follow recipes so I have to have ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jan 14, 2014 |  Original Post

A Celebration of Local Food: Downtown Farmers’ Market

 by Deanne Before I left Southwest Minnesota, many people told me about the weekly celebration of local food that occurs in downtown Des Moines every Saturday morning from May until October. I have been able to visit the market three times since we ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 27, 2013 |  Original Post

How to Bake Spaghetti Sqaush

 by Deanne Baking spaghetti squash is a fun and easy way to be a FarmerChef.  If you have kids, get them involved in the part where you  “play” with your food by shredding the baked squash onto a plate and then topping it with this ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 26, 2013 |  Original Post

Damsons!

by Deanne While visiting a PYO orchard during my recent visit to England, I discovered a new-to-me fruit called a damson.  They look like plums but are a tad smaller with a richer color of purple. According to what we read, they are sometimes quite ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 21, 2013 |  Original Post

Pick Your Own Apples and Memories

 by Deanne One month ago today I landed at Heathrow and began an amazing three week visit with Francine and Scott. Last time we traveled to England, I discovered a new pastime: visiting farm shops! It didn’t take long to make a list of more to ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Oct 18, 2013 |  Original Post

A FarmerChef Breakfast Cookie

by Deanne August and September are the months for me to focus on a project called The FarmerChef Project.  It all started here on our little blog when Francine was living with us prior to her big move.  Last winter, I discovered that there were ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Aug 30, 2013 |  Original Post

Carp – It’s what’s for dinner

Hi there! Today our friend Mike Bartz shares his recent FarmerChef experience.  It is really a FisherChef experience.  We NEVER thought of eating carp but now with this insight it might be a possibility. However, I’d invite myself to ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jun 04, 2013 |  Original Post

Oatmeal Applesauce Cake

by Deanne Hey there FarmerChefs, it has been awhile since Francine and I shared a FarmerChef recipe with you.  This is a good one for all of you plan-ahead-types who purchased or picked local apples last fall and made applesauce… kinda like ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Mar 14, 2013 |  Original Post

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