The Farm Blog

Tagine De Souris D’Agneau (Lamb Shank Tagine)

Tagine De Souris D’Agneau (Lamb Shank Tagine)

Lamb shank tagine to make your mouth water and your kitchen smell like heaven. You can never go wrong with a recipe from David Lebovitz and your can’t every go wrong with a recipe that utilizes grass fed lamb, cinnamon and smoked paprika!

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The Blessing of the Bees

The Blessing of the Bees

As an Orthodox Christian I am blessed to have centuries of ancient prayers to recall for almost every act on our farm.  Monks pray as they bring their cows or goats in for milking; they pray as they collect eggs from chickens asking blessings on them for their...

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Rosemary and Maple Syrup Roasted Chicken

Rosemary and Maple Syrup Roasted Chicken

I came across this recipe comes in my favorite (and only) subscription magazine, Saveur, which highlighted this wonderful and simple roasted chicken recipe using my favorite roasting technique, high heat with just a few rich, savory ingredients. This recipe comes from...

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe is adapted from the Williams-Sonoma Pulled Pork recipe and it just can't be beat!  It's a no-fail recipe that can be made with a myriad of sauces depending on your cravings and on your stores. Serve these hearty sandwiches with homemade or good-quality...

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Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork Serve these hearty sandwiches with homemade or good-quality prepared coleslaw or potato salad from your favorite deli or upscale market. Traditionally, coleslaw is served atop the pork in the sandwich. 3 tbs oil4 lbs boneless pork shoulder (cut into 3...

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Is Organic Farming “Easier”?

Last week I went out to the Aveda school in Brentwood for a haircut and the woman getting her haircut next to me mentioned about how she was trying to eat organically but didn't know where to go to find good, healthy food.  Of course I piped up and told her I was an...

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The Making of a Great Cow

The Making of a Great Cow

It never, ever fails, somehow whenever there's historical storm a baby will be born on River Cottage Farm and with a full moon to boot this baby had no choice but to be born in the snow. So after a week overdue, according to our records, baby Michi Storm was born last...

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How to Roast  a Duck

How to Roast a Duck

There's a world of intense flavor to be discovered when you choose to roast a duck instead of taking the tried-and-true path with chicken. Yet many cooks find duck intimidating. The reason, in a word, is fat. Ducks wear a thick coat of it, and fatty skin is not a...

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Roasted Duck 101

Roasting a duck doesn’t need to cause you intense anxiety. Learn how to become a pro at this awe-inspiring meal.

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