Happy Thanksgiving


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-11-2011

May you have a wonderful American Holiday … Filled with lots and lots of food, and plenty of great family and friends!!! Leave a comment to let us know how your meal turned out… Did any CSA members use their squash?

Turkey Brine Bath


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes, Tricks of the Trade | Posted on 23-11-2011

This great brine is a wonderful way to add extra flavor to your turkey…

The turkey should soak in the brine for about 24 hours… so start this guy on Wednesday morning, for Thursday Turkey Day…

You will need:

  • 16 cups of water
  • 5 apples
  • 1 orange
  • 14 peppercorns whole
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of Bourbon
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 cups of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 small onion chopped

Start by cleaning out the inside of your turkey….

then in a large 5 gallon pail, or a very large sauce pan, place the water….

next using a cirtus press cut the apples in half and squeeze them through the press, and then add the extra bits of mushed apple, the skin and seeds are fine to do in the pot…

Using a sharp knife peal off the orange skin into strips, and then sqeeze the juice into the pot with the cirtus press…

next add the salt, sugar, bay leaves, onion, peppercorns, garlic….

   stir it all together to make sure the sugar and salt are mixed in….


 then slip that little turkey into his over night bath….


after the little guy is in his bath pour a nice little topping of the bourbon over him…. then plastic wrap his lid so he may bathe in peace…



bathe happy little friend, sorry your little leggies are sticking out …

pumpkin ginger tart


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 23-11-2011

these are the ginger snaps I used….

 and the final product… smells amazing I made a little one so I could eat it before thanksgiving day:)

Pumpkin Ginger Tart


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-11-2011

With the holiday that is based around a huge meal here in America… Maybe you need a little recpie for desert…


Pumpkin Ginger Tart

You will need :
Ginger snaps, and snickerdoodles

4 oz of butter

1 1/2 cup of pumpkin

3/4 cup of condensed milk

2 egg yolks


Take and crush the cookies and add the butter to make a crust… pat it into a tart pan, and bake for 10 minutes at 350…

while baking that mix the pumpkin, milk, and egg yolks

remvoe crust and add the pumokin mixture

bake the whole tart fro 30 more minutes, until the pumpkin is firm

How easy is that :)

100th post


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14-11-2011

I just looked and saw that this is my 100th post on the blog… so I better make it a good post….

Fresh Squeezed Fall lemonade…. The market in the square had many lemons on sale, they were close to going bad, which was perfect for me, as i could taste the sweet sourness of lemonade as I was checking out my grocerys..


  Using a citrus squeezer, thanks to Martha for designing it, I squeezed about nine lemons into the glass jug….



and then added some water, and a splash of sprite…. and my oh my it brought back was warmth of the summer sun…

Steak with a Sherry Balsmic Reduction…


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Produce, Recipes | Posted on 07-11-2011

  Using a good skillet is key to the success of this dish….

Using a Tenderloin Steak…



With a sherry reduction the final shot, this was so delicious I could not get enough of it…