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The bees and honey

Last year was, what I considered, a bumper crop of honey but little did I know that it would pale in comparison to this year. With all the worries about disappearing bees it is wonderful to watch Werner’s bees thrive. The honey flow earlier in the summer was incredible and I watched as Werner added…

Baked Blueberry French Toast

When berries are ripe and plentiful, this is a true crowd pleaser. It holds its heat well on a buffet table and is just delicious. 12 slices white bread, cut into generous 1 inch cubes12 oz cream cheese, cubed1 cup blueberries (blackberries, peaches, raspberries, or any mix)12 eggs2 cups milk1/3 cup honeygrated orange zest Grease…

Bluebirds

Ok… so this has nothing to do with food but… We have a huge variety of birds here on the property. Being located next to woodland, meadow, and lake give us a diversity that is just incredible. This week I spotted a Scarlet Taniger in one of the Hickory trees. They are unusual and I…

Breakfast this morning….

was a potato quiche. We have always had wonderful potatoes from the garden and tons of them so we came up with a long list of breakfast recipes to use them. This has become a favorite. Dont skim on the cheese! Use a good, flavorful aged cheddar and fresh flavorful herbs. Everything works in this…

Morning in the garden

Before breakfast I often walk through the wet grass to gather herbs, see what birds are about and check out the pond for new water lilies. The red currants in the garden are done and the blackberries are just now starting. We move from one fruit to the next enjoying the diversity and flavor. Day…

Potato Pancakes

We serve these as a side dish to a sweet breakfast. This morning it was a wonderful crisp waffle with fresh berries, baked Lancaster County sausage and our own pancake syrup. Ingredients 3 cups shredded potatoes 2 Tbsp flour 2 eggs, beaten 2 Tbsp butter, melted 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 cup diced…