Boil 1 lb. potatoes un-pealed in a large saucepan of simmering water for 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and let cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, cut them into 1-inch cubes and put in a serving bowl. Hard boil 2 eggs. Drain, cool, shell and chop. Put 1 tablespoon plain yogurt, creme fraiche or sour cream and 1 garlic clove crushed OR 1 chopped onion in a separate bowl ad mix. Spoon the mixture over the potatoes, add 1 cup finely chopped kale, 1 small bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped, pepper to taste and the eggs and stir carefully. Serve hot or cold.
Cooking on the farm is often equal parts love and improvisation. With fresh vegetables and herbs at our fingertips, we never want for a good meal to share with family and friends. Some of the recipes below capture the spirit of cooking in our kitchen.
Brown several chopped cloves of garlic in ¼ c olive oil OR bacon fat in a skillet. Add chopped greens (collards, mustard, turnip, cabbage, spicy greens mix). Cook over medium heat (with ½ cup water for collards this is essential, but not necessary for other greens). Add an equal amount of vinegar and honey, sugar or molasses. Cook until tender. Add salt, pepper, spices and herbs to taste.
We’re hot, exhausted, dirty. Neither of us feels like cooking. It’s about 8:30 p.m. after a long day in garden and field. A quick shower brings a second wind and some inspiration. For a split second, I remember something I used to eat from vegetable plates across the Carolinas during my early newspaper days down South. I have no butter beans, but I do have corn, butter, water, salt, pepper and a whole lot more.Read More