Family Friendly Recipes: Chunky Tomato Sauce

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We had a great group come to the farm this week. A summer camp from Gateway School in Santa Cruz decided to spend two of their camp days with us at the farm. The first day we took a tour and milked the goat, worked in the garden and harvested some fruits and veggies. The

Family Friendly Recipes: Free Form Peach Tartlets

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We wanted to add a broader culinary component to the Sprouts Camp session last week and one of the fruits in abundance right now are peaches!  We decided to try making individual peach tarts with the campers because I had remembered my mom making deliciously sloppy, easy and fast fruit tarts as a dessert for

Family Friendly Recipe: Hide and Seek Muffins

While at the library this week with my two little girls, I came across two cute cookbooks for working with children.  This recipe comes from Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up, by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson. The other book, also by Mollie Katzen, is called Honest Pretzels and

Family Friendly Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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Last week I celebrated my 24th birthday and a dear friend of mine from the farm made me a strawberry rhubarb pie.  It was the first one I had ever had the pleasure of eating, and it was delicious! We have both strawberries and rhubarb on the farm right now, so buy them at the

Recipe of the Month: Cilantro Pesto

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I've never been a fan of cilantro, let's just throw that out there before we get started with this recipe.  It is a common belief that the aversion to cilantro is genetically passed down to us from our ancestors, and I know for a fact that my grandmother hates cilantro.  But I have decided to

Recipe of the Month: Big Sur Lemon Bars

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As spring erupts stupendously around me on the farm, at the beach, and in my garden, Big Sur has been on my mind.  I wonder what the wildflowers look like lining the hazardous cliffs, how cold the lazy eddies are collecting sunlight in the rivers and streams, and I long to hear the calls of

Recipe of the Month: Baked Stuffed Apples

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Apples are the only fruit on the farm these days.  Sure, we had pineapple guavas for a while...and then there were some delicious oranges, but those dwindled out about a month ago...in the bleak fruitless winter, apples are in full abundance.  I cannot be alone, these apples (stored in the cooler) are my savior! I