Savory Beef Stew

Every now and then, usually when the weather is chilly and the soul needs a little extra nourishment, this dish comes roaring to the forefront. Part soup, part magic ( I swear, it really is more than just a bit of flour) this stew is downright delicious. This was what hubby chose as our anniversary…

Strawberry Reaper Hot Sauce

HOT. But not SO hot you can’t enjoy it. Our household enjoys heat within our menus. It’s no surprise to most who follow our recipes here at DBF. Yes, hot sauces and chili peppers abound. And being gardeners? Well… Every year we grow a variety of super hots. Chili peppers have such a wide range…

In the Garden: February ’21 Grow Journal

Here’s the monthly update and look ahead! Calendar/Plantings this month: Flowers: Anemone, sweet peas, delphinium, bells of ireland, amaranth, rose mallow, papaver, hollyhock, English Lavender, aster, scabiosa Veggies: sweet onion, celery Re-seeds mid month into January tray: poppies that didn’t germinate well. 2. Walk property and decide on placement of: hard sided greenhouse, hillside beds,…

London Fog Shortbread Cookies

These came from an awesome recipe on this blog HERE that of course I altered a bit, adding a bit more vanilla bean and tea, and using raw sugar for the edges 🙂 Check out how simple this is and how perfect they are with a quick little cup o’ tea or your morning joe: ¼…

To Start or to Sow?

Each February, hubby and I get so excited about the next season’s garden.  Each February, we also chastise ourselves for the ridiculous failures of the previous season whilst ordering WAY to many seed packets. *sigh* People, it’s a problem. This year will mark our 3rd growing season on the Farm and we ‘hope’ that it…