Desserts

The Fruit of the Passion of Christ Flower Makes a Delicious Dip

Passion fruit always seemed so exotic to me. Imagine my surprise as I was walking through the woods along the Flint River and found a green pod, and then another and another. A few days later, a neighbor happened to mention that maypops were ripe. She described the green pods […]

 

The Making of a Gathering Spot at the Pond

Gathering around the table is a really special time for our family. We laugh, have fun and get fueled for our next project, which was to head to Coulter’s pond. Every pond needs a place for gathering around the fire. Coulter and Mallory just moved to a house with a […]

 

Aronia Berries are Antioxidant Rich

One of my favorite things about the farm was foraging for berries and other edibles in the woods. Berries were a thing to be prized. If we found a bush, we would eat them on the spot, knowing that finding that same bush again before the deer or other animals […]

 

Decadent Chocolate Bean Brownies

I am presenting a culinary medicine program for the Skillet Creek Watershed Festival and I wanted to feature some of our favorite farm crops. Soybeans and chocolate don’t usually go together but they are a really great combination for brownies. We tested them on all kinds of groups and they […]

 

A Sweet Bread Shaped like a Dove-The Symbol of Peace

The look on Carson and Paige’s face shows how excited they were for the Easter Bread that their mom made. This bread has been around for centuries and has likely made kids jump for joy for many generations. It has a fascinating history like so many other Italian foods. Easter […]

 

Juneberries and Lemon Curd

My hands are blue, my face is sunburnt, and  there are a couple of rips in my jeans  but I have a bucketful of juneberries! This year our hillside is awash with these little beauties. The blueberry-look-a-like is so flavorful and grows wild in large sections of the great plains.  When […]