Meatless Monday- Creamy Braised Cabbage

This dish screams winter to me,  a slow gentle braise fills the house with comfort. Not only that but this dish is made a little bit special with the addition of caraway seeds, a flavor I associate with cold weather. I had thought about going to culinary school for years, […]

Sunday Dinner- Lamb Meat Loaf with Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Maple Carnival Squash

So this week the Buck family heads over to the Anderson household for the traditional Sunday dinner. We have a lot to celebrate as Sarah took her last culinary exam yesterday and (assuming she passed, which we all hope she did), she will become an official chef in 2 weeks! In […]

Egg-ceptional Mini Quiche

I saw the hot sausage in this share and I knew right away that some of that would end up in a quiche.  Quiche is pretty tasty and really versatile, just about any farm goodies would be delicious in a quiche.  Quiche starts with the pie crust.  I make my […]


Brrrr… We are a lucky farm family when we can continue to eat such wonderful and local produce despite sub zero temperatures out there. Thank you, Springdell! A few days ago, I wrote of my adventure with Nana as we had a blast making cabbage rolls together. I did not […]

Grown-up Grilled cheese

Some days a warm, gooey grilled cheese would just hit the spot.  Today was one of those days, it was freezing outside!  As delicious as a grilled cheese can be, why not elevate it to “grownup” status?  Especially when you have fresh goat cheese and Springdell tomatoes.  That’s just what we […]

Squash Purée 4

  If you are anything like me, you might find squash is the veggie that often goes uncooked in a busy week.  Why?  Because they have such a long shelf life and, let’s be honest, they can take a bit of time with preparation and cooking. So, when I have […]

Nana’s Cabbage Rolls 3

I had the luxury of spending the weekend with my 87 year-old grandmother, Mary.  This woman is the queen of all things cabbage!  The daughter of two Russian immigrants, her traditional family recipes include cabbage soup, galuska, creamed cabbage, and our topic of discussion today, the almighty cabbage roll.  As […]

Meatless Monday – Slow Cooker Winter Squash Curry 3

Today, my fellow Springdellians, we go totally veggie. We have enjoyed the practice of meatless Mondays in my family for some time. Meatless Monday often morphs into meatless Tuesday and Wednesday for us as I often make enough for lunch leftovers when cooking up something yummy in the big veggie […]

Welcome to Sunday Dinners 2

As mentioned in our bio post, Jess and I have had many years of friendship.  Just like most relationships, ours has gone through different phases, paralleling the phases in our lives.  Our friendship and weekly traditions began years ago in college for Friday movie night at Jessica and Glen’s apartment. […]

The “Show”- Winter Share Pickup #5 6

Today we went by the farm to pick up our 5th Winter Share box of the season, which consisted of:   a bar of soap (from Zasscelou natural soaps in Chelmsford, MA) two 1/2 gallons of milk (from High Lawn Farm in Lee, MA)0 one 1/2 gallon of apple cider (from […]