Make some spicy toppings for nachos and tacos this winter with the last of the hot pepper harvest. This takes 15 minutes and so much better than the store bought. 8-9 jalapeños, sliced 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1 cup vinegar 1 cup water 2 T. sugar 1 T. salt 1/2 t. cumin seeds 10 peppercorns a few stems of fresh oregano carrots and sweet red pepper optional Combine all the ingredients except the oregano in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer. Simmer for
I learned the technique to making these hash browns before I even learned to cook. I started working when I was 14 and I haven’t stopped. I have never been fired and I have always had my next job lined up. When I was in college I worked at the local cafe/diner as a cashier. I started early before school at 4:30 in the morning and I walked there. I didn’t do much cooking of my own at that point, but I noticed how they prepared their hash browns, which were really good. Whe
This is another recipe from Dreamland Farmstead for a dressing that goes perfect with arugula or spicy greens mix. It works well together because arugula, spicy greens and mustard are all in the same plant family. Arugula salads are good with something fruity like apples or pears. Also add some Valley Milkhouse cheese. Arugula with Honey Mustard Dressing
2-3 cups arugula loosely packed arugula (or 1 bag Dreamland Farmstead arugula)
2 TBS dijon mustard
2 TBS honey
This is an addictive flavorful hot sauce that you will want to put on everything. If you are bored with ketchup(or you don’t like it) try this thick, bright, rich hot sauce. 1/2 lb. hot peppers, I use ripe serranos, cayenne and thai. 1/2 lb. sweet peppers any color 1 head garlic, peeled 1 cup vinegar 1 t. sea salt 1. This is the hardest part. You have to slice all the hot peppers and remove the seeds and pith. Wear gloves and the fastest way to do it is with your fingers.
Once I started farming, I was an instant convert to eating food in season. I only eat fresh tomatoes for the 4-5 months they are in season, no exceptions. The other months are for tomato sauce, dried tomatoes or in this case: pickled green tomatoes. Farmers can get stuck in their own little farm food bubble, but I seriously thought that most people ate seasonly. Or I just didn’t think that much about it. Now I realize it’s only the hard core locavores eating in season and