Happy New Years Lobster and Mac Cheese


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 31-12-2011


Happy New Year Meal:)

First chop some purple onion……. and put a few strips of fresh bacon into a large stock pot, you are going to use this pot to cook everything else… once the bacon is a bit crispy remove it from the pot and place it on a paper towel….. Then add in the onion and a bit of garlic chopped….

Cook the oinions until they are soft, while they are cooking put about 2 cups of half and half or 1% milk on to warm up…. then once the onions are cooked down toss them in 1/4 cup of flour to coat them, and add in the warm milk….

Next you can get crazy with the cheese, for this batch I used one block of Irish cheddar, 1 1/4 cups of paramasan , and 1 cup of cheddar… I have also used blue cheese , goat cheese, what ever flavor cheese you like….

Then in the food processor I put some of Wegmans Garlic Tuscany Bread to create crumbs, in a small pot of the stove I cooked down about 2 table spoons of butter and then put the bread crumbs to make them toasty  ..

Do not forget you need to put a pot of boiling water to make the noodles… I used small shell and medium shell about one and a half boxes of the mixed noodles… Once they are all boiled to softness, add them to the pot of cheese mixture….

Mix it all up well and then pour it into a dish to bake in the oven…. and then let it cook until you get a nice crisp on top…


And that is it for the mac and cheese….

Our New Year’s Tradition is that we always have lobster… well today I went to Top’s where I always get a live lobster to make at home, and they were only 5.99 a pound… however there was not a lobster to be found anywhere in the place… not even ones they had already steamed… so then I went over to Wegmans , and as I walked in three employees were taking down the huge live lobster sign and the tank was empty…. so I thought I had to give up on the lobster tradition, however there in the case right next to some shrimp were three steamed lobsters calling my name…

so I snatched them up and then just re-flash boiled them at home…  with a splash on lemon and a cup of butter… love love love lobster…

Happy New Year… Welcome 2012….

Merry Merry


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 26-12-2011

The Harvest Patch wishes all of our members a very Merry Merry Christmas…


The application for 2012 CSA membership will be out in early January….

Vegetable Shepards Pie


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 15-12-2011





  • Veggies in stock pot..
  • Carrots
  • Pearl Onions
  • Beans
  • Celery
  • Sweet Corn
  • Cook all of these veggies down with a little bit of garlic, and add in Chicken stock and boil until almost all of the liquid is gone
  • then added them into a baking pan
  • boil about 10 little red potatoes and 1 medium yam in boiling water
  • then mash very fine with your immersion blender
  • put the mashed contents into a piper I used my pamper chef one
  • then pipe onto the top of the veggie mix…
  • add goat cheese on the top and bake until bubbly


Sugar Cookies, Easy Cut Outs


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 11-12-2011

Ok here is a super simple Cut out Cookie Recipe perfect for the holidays…

 2/3 cup of Crisco

2/3 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups of flour

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

Cream together the Crisco and sugar

Add in the eggs and vanilla

In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together

Mix in the dry into the wet

Then scoop out into two balls

Chill in the fridge over night

Next day

Remove dough roll out on a flour surface and using cookie cutters, cut out shapes…

Bake on parchment paper for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees

Cool on racks before frosting

Pasta with Brushetta in a Jar


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 07-12-2011

     The Pasta

  – Spinach and Basil Stuffed Ravoloi

 – Motzerella and Swiss Cheese

 – Topped with Brushetta in a Jar , made this summer with fresh   


The Salad

 – Mixed Greens

 – Crumbe Blue Cheese

– Sliced Almonds and Dried Cranberries

– Topped with a Splash of balsamic  vinegar

Creating Christmas Cookie Class


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Tricks of the Trade | Posted on 05-12-2011

Just got home for an awesome West Seneca Community Ed Class….

We baked

– two layer fudge

-cut out cookies

-ginger bread cookies

-ANZAC biscuits

– Easy layer bars

– Peanut butter balls, and dipped in chocolate

– and chocolate peppermint bark


I am so tired now, I hope everyone enjoys your cookies…. Leave a comment if you took the class to let us know what your favorite cookie was….


nana bread pizzas


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 03-12-2011

Two Nana Bread Pizzas…

  •     nan bread
  •     tomato sauce
  •     we used head sausage from a market in Montreal
  •     swiss, parm, and asagio cheese




  • for the meatless one
  • tomato chili humus homemade
  • hot pepper relish
  • extra sharp cheddar
  • purple onions


Just layer it on the bread …bake for 15-17 minutes at 350 and ta da…