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Dede’s Maw Maw Slaw

By Jan Buhrman

As most of you know, for the past 4 years, Chef Nathan Gould and I have been presenting a 4-5 day event called “Porks and Knives”. It is a butchery and recipes development class for professionals in the culinary world. It is followed by a two day event for pork lovers: We honor the...

Corn Bisque

By Jan Buhrman

This is super super flavorful. We do not let anything go to waste in our kitchen. When we shuck our corn, our cobs go straight into a pot for a delicious stock. For the recipe below, you would use 12 ears of corn. We start with Morning Glory Farm Corn, a few sweet Onions...

Clam Chowder

By Jan Buhrman

1 gallon serves 10-12 #1 Bacon, diced 4 Large onions, diced 8 Stalks of celery, diced 1 bulb fennel diced 4 large potatoes, diced Bouquet garni of 3 sprigs thyme, 4 parsley, 2 garlic cloves, and ½ teaspoon peppercorns in cheesecloth and tied with kitchen twine 6 sprigs of thyme #2 clams, chopped; 3...

Roast Leg of Lamb

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe calls for a deboned leg of lamb. Legs vary in size with an average leg being 4.5 pounds for a locally raised deboned leg of lamb. The cooking time will be a bit longer if you have a leg with the bone it it, but use a thermometer to ensure the doneness...

Beef Broth

By Jan Buhrman

There is no comparison to homemade stock from that found on the shelves in the grocery store. It is one of the most economically rich foods to include in your weekly plan. Find a farmer (possibly at a farmer’s market) or ask your butcher if they can get you grass-fed beef bones. Broths or...

Chicken Soup

By Jan Buhrman

This is one of our almost weekly go-to meals. I am making a stock every week. When you have a good stock you can make anything! Chicken Stock Makes 3 quarts 4 pounds chicken pieces (backs, necks, and wings) 6 quarts water 2 medium onions, unpeeled 1 leek, rinsed, trimmed and chopped 2 cloves...

Easy Crock Pot Meals

By Jan Buhrman

I dusted off my crock pot this week. I love a one dish meal that I start in the morning and it’s ready at dinner time! I have this great story about how I got my latest crock pot: When my son went off to college, he wanted to take the crock pot with...

Red Lentil Dal

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 1.5 lb split red lentils 2 medium onions, finely chopped 3 ounces butter 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium carrots, peeled and very finely...

Pork Curry

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe was a part of our Curried Winter Night menu. Please check out the entire menu and the story behind its creation – it includes a handy shopping list! 4 tablespoons coconut oil two onions, finely chopped two apples cut into small pieces 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2” ginger 2 teaspoons ground...

Nettle Soup

By Jan Buhrman

I am working on some recipes for Kombucha and beer for this Sunday’s Heavy Nettles Fest Potluck brunch which is sponsored by Slow Food MV and Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. This Sunday, 10-2pm, we’ll have cooking demos and lectures happening. I promise you’ll learn loads about Nettles and how to grow them and eat...

White Beans and Saffron with Sausage

By Jan Buhrman

2 cups white beans 2 medium onions chopped 2 red peppers 1 teaspoon saffron 1 lb. sausage extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon Harissa 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Soak the beans the day before, drain and reserve water. Saute onions and peppers in oil. As soon as they are cooked,...

Bean Chili Soup

By Jan Buhrman

2 whole medium onions chopped 1 whole head of garlic minced (approx. two tablespoons) 2 organic red peppers chopped 2 large carrots chopped small 1 lb. Dried Beans Soup Mix OR: 1 can black beans 15 oz., 1 can pinto beans 15 oz., 1 can of kidney beans oz. 1 can of garbanzo beans...

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