Tag: recipes

Recipes: Quick and Easy Chicken Broth

Recipe for quick and easy chicken broth using rotisserie chicken carcass and vegetables

Recipes: Grits ‘N Greens

My oh my, how do I love grits. My dad got us started early on this Southern staple by making us cheese grits on cold mornings then we progressed to a more sophisticated version with shrimp ‘n grits on our visits to the Lowcountry… Continue Reading “Recipes: Grits ‘N Greens”

baking bread

If you follow Growing Grace Farm on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I have been reading Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat. My sweetheart and I came across the docuseries on Netflix, and immediately, I was taken. A woman who loves travel,… Continue Reading “baking bread”

tomatoes: dehydrating or drying for summer year ’round

There is nothing I like more than throwing a handful of sundried tomatoes into a dish to add a bit of tangy punch and a little bit of summer.  Tonight, I wandered out to the tomato and pepper bed, rounded the corner, and ta-dah! … Continue Reading “tomatoes: dehydrating or drying for summer year ’round”

recipes: spring green salad

With all the new extra sunlight on the farm, my spring gardens have produced more than enough greens to feed our family, our chickens, and any rabbit that can jump the fence.  I’ve been experimenting a bit with salad ideas and came up with… Continue Reading “recipes: spring green salad”

growing grace farm’s Mediterranean chicken

The other day, I managed to find the last jar of dried Roma tomatoes pushed to the back of the top shelf.  What a gift!  Even though I am trying to be conservative in my usage (it will be another couple of months before… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s Mediterranean chicken”

sugar snap peas: Nature’s candy

This year, I planted my sugar snaps along a privacy fence with some homemade tomato cages I unhooked to create long latices for them to climb.  A teen girl and I sowed the seed a few weeks ago, and they’re already several inches high. … Continue Reading “sugar snap peas: Nature’s candy”

Thai peanut lettuce wraps and stir fry veggies

I’ve been all about some Thai food cooking recently so I thought I’d repost this one.  Enjoy~ There are some days that I am simply tired of having food sensitivities.  I miss going into any restaurant anywhere and ordering anything I want without having… Continue Reading “Thai peanut lettuce wraps and stir fry veggies”

my new favorite: growing grace farm’s tribute to Chocolat

Aahh, it’s that time of year where I begin preparing for Lent with the viewing of one my favorite films, Chocolat.  Given that it’s also Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d repost this one.  Enjoy! ~cameron So, there are very few… Continue Reading “my new favorite: growing grace farm’s tribute to Chocolat”

recipes: turmeric chicken and root veggie stew

With all this lovely cold rainy January weather, I’m back to my old favorites for lunch so thought I’d repost a few.  I created this one last year and have actually made it on several occasions without the chicken this year–the veggies are so… Continue Reading “recipes: turmeric chicken and root veggie stew”

2014’s new favorites in our kitchen

Tonight as I was searching through some homesteading posts, I came across this one from much earlier in the year.  Was a great surprise to be reminded of a few items I’d not used in awhile. I figure since we are rounding out 2014,… Continue Reading “2014’s new favorites in our kitchen”

growing grace farm’s ginger peach jam~a tribute to my Pop

Today would have been my grandfather’s 108th birthday.  God love him~he lived until he was 99 3/4 and died peacefully while eating his second dessert.  We could all be so lucky. This time of year, I grieve his loss as he was the man… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s ginger peach jam~a tribute to my Pop”

growing grace farm’s Saturday morning apples

Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, I came home delighted to begin cooking and baking in my new kitchen.  I had come across some beautiful Honey Crisp apples at the store and decided to create an apple tart for our family celebration. And by “create,” I… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s Saturday morning apples”

recipes: cooking with cranberries

It is my favorite holiday season–Thanksgiving!  I thought I’d start posting a few recipes over the next few weeks to celebrate the foods served during this time year.  As you know, however, we like to shake it up a bit so I encourage you… Continue Reading “recipes: cooking with cranberries”

recipes: growing grace farm’s mediterranean chicken

This week, I’ve been craving Greek food, and I don’t mean gyros.  I’ve been longing to cook something healthy and delicious in spite of busy schedules and house renovations.  And so tonight, even though we had to leave for my daughter’s chorus performance at… Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s mediterranean chicken”

recipes: enjoying autum greens

In autumn, the sun sinks just low enough in the sky that she hides behind our trees most of the day.  The farm sadly surrenders to shade which means that fall veggies for us are limited primarily to greens.  No matter.  We love chard,… Continue Reading “recipes: enjoying autum greens”

recipe: growing grace farms apple chips

This year, the apple trees on our family property have been fruitful to say the least.  After a dud season last year, I am taking advantage of the bountiful harvest canning, drying, and freezing as much as I can for winter.  Last week, I… Continue Reading “recipe: growing grace farms apple chips”

drying tomatoes for a taste of summer all year round

Last year, I came across some yellow roma tomatoes at the farmers’ market.  I bought a bagful, dried them, and saved some seed.  This year, these tomatoes were the heartiest of the bunch in our tomato bed.  This past weekend, I spent hours washing,… Continue Reading “drying tomatoes for a taste of summer all year round”

growing grace farm’s honey citrus slaw

I love me a good fish taco.  Seriously, I have tried fish tacos from the coast of SC to TX, and from FL all the way to WI.  What I have found that makes or breaks a good fish taco (besides the freshness of… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s honey citrus slaw”

my daughter’s extra garlicky green beans

Ever since she was a toddler, my child has loved herself some garlic.  Given the health benefits of this perennial bulb, I have gladly allowed her to partake of it in many forms.  Her favorites?  Roasted and pickled. One of her favorite recipes is… Continue Reading “my daughter’s extra garlicky green beans”

Easy fruit lemonades

Aahh, the weekend before exams, and my daughter has sequestered herself in her room for the better part of it.  What better way to remind her that summer is around the corner than to make her a mid-afternoon treat of blueberry lemonade. I have… Continue Reading “Easy fruit lemonades”

Cinco de Mayo turkey burgers and fruit salsa

Reposting this one as it’s already been requested for Cinco de Mayo~ Even as a committed locavore, I do get a hankerin’ for summer tropical fruits now and again.  A Spring Break trip to DC also introduced me to a new turkey burger recipe… Continue Reading “Cinco de Mayo turkey burgers and fruit salsa”

recipe: Gracie Girl’s black bean and saffron rice casserole (gluten free)

One of my deepest regrets as a homesteader is that I did not sit my Granny down and write out all of the recipes she kept locked tightly in her head.  Even if they had read “a pinch of this, and a handful of… Continue Reading “recipe: Gracie Girl’s black bean and saffron rice casserole (gluten free)”

recipes: growing grace farm’s favorite tea blends

Even thought winter has ended, I am gearing up for a season of iced teas in mason jars out while lingering outside.  For a quick treat, I make them ahead, put in jars with lids then grab and go as needed–less expensive and healthier… Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s favorite tea blends”

recipe: growing grace farm’s “just one more slice” zucchini bread

Removing all grains from my diet for my health’s sake was a challenge but easily accepted once my body started feeling better.  There are a few foods, however, I mourn the loss of–an aromatic thin crust pizza loaded with veggies, a warm glazed donut… Continue Reading “recipe: growing grace farm’s “just one more slice” zucchini bread”

recipe: my daughter’s favorite crepes

Since my daughter was a baby girl, crepes have been our traditional “special breakfast” on the weekends.  Sadly, they are no longer as healthy now as they were when she was younger–I kindly “thank” a mother who had the same tradition but made hers… Continue Reading “recipe: my daughter’s favorite crepes”

slow food

It would be simple to define “slow food” as “the opposite of fast food” or “food that is cooked slowly.”  I prefer, however, to think of slow food as food that has not only been prepared slowly but also cultivated slowly–food that has taken… Continue Reading “slow food”

Thai peanut lettuce wraps and stir fry veggies

There are some days that I am simply tired of having food sensitivities.  I miss going into any restaurant anywhere and ordering anything I want without having to examine a menu, question the waitstaff or order as if I’m in the midst of When Harry… Continue Reading “Thai peanut lettuce wraps and stir fry veggies”

recipes: turmeric chicken and root vegetable stew

In an effort to make a quick soup one Saturday with some leftover chicken, I created this recipe which is delightfully hearty for cold winter days.  After adding so many cubed root veggies, it took on the form of a stew.  Seasoning it with… Continue Reading “recipes: turmeric chicken and root vegetable stew”

recipes: growing grace farm’s winter morning breakfast frittata

Being a bit limited by my grain-free diet, I have spent a lot of time experimenting with breakfast recipes.  I mourn the loss of my favorite breakfast, oatmeal with sea salt, sliced banana and a drizzle of maple syrup, but I have created some… Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s winter morning breakfast frittata”

recipes: pepper poppers

Thought I’d start posting  some appetizer ideas for those who might be entertaining on New Year’s Eve.  Enjoy! Well, I will be the first to admit it.  I fell for the large bag of small red, yellow, and orange sweet peppers.  No, they’re not… Continue Reading “recipes: pepper poppers”

recipes: growing grace farm’s sunshine bread

Having a bad cold weasel its way into the farm has left us a bit under the weather.  Needless to say, our juicer has been quite busy the past several days.  This afternoon as I pulled the catch container from behind the machine, I… Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s sunshine bread”

recipes: gluten free sweet potatoes with topping

Yumm!  I just made this one up in the kitchen and couldn’t wait to share.  This recipe made a 9×13 pan full.  BTW–gluten free doesn’t always mean “healthy,” but it’s nice to indulge once in awhile! Growing Grace Farm’s Gluten Free Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes… Continue Reading “recipes: gluten free sweet potatoes with topping”

recipes: cooking with cranberries

It is my favorite holiday season–Thanksgiving!  I thought I’d start posting a few recipes over the next few weeks to celebrate the foods served during this time year.  As you know, however, we like to shake it up a bit so I encourage you… Continue Reading “recipes: cooking with cranberries”

recipes: growing grace farm’s dried apples

This past week, I found a great deal on bags of organic apples.  Just my luck!  Apples have become a staple of my grain-free breakfast and my daughter’s school lunch.  I continue to look for options for this fruit as they are so delicious… Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s dried apples”

recipes: growing grace farm’s kale chips

I love to hear my child exclaim “Yay!” when I announce I am making kale chips.  As thin and crispy as regular chips, we love to make these in the summer time.  Different kale will offer you different texture–needless to say, the thinner the… Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s kale chips”

recipes: growing grace farm’s salted maple roasted root veggies

It is always good to revisit the recipes on your blog–I’ll be trying this one later this week! Oh, yeah!  What a great feeling to come home to a basket full of local root veggies waiting to be roasted on a cool autumn night. … Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s salted maple roasted root veggies”

recipes: enjoying autumn greens

In autumn, the sun sinks just low enough in the sky that she hides behind our trees most of the day.  The farm sadly surrenders to shade which means that fall veggies for us are limited primarily to greens.  No matter.  We love chard,… Continue Reading “recipes: enjoying autumn greens”

my daughter’s mockingbird pecan pie recipe

If you read my earlier post, you’ll know we spent some time baking in the kitchen last night.  I received so many requests about my daughter’s pecan pie recipe that I have decided to post it on her behalf here.  I’ve named it “Mockingbird… Continue Reading “my daughter’s mockingbird pecan pie recipe”

freezing herbs for a taste of summer all year round

Every autumn, I make a lot of pesto with my sweet basil and put it up to freeze.  This year, I’ll be freezing fresh basils and oregano as well for soups and such in the winter. Before freezing herbs, there’s some prep work that… Continue Reading “freezing herbs for a taste of summer all year round”