Tortellini White Bean & Turnip Green Soup

This recipe comes together in a snap and makes a delicious and comforting dinner for a cold winter night. Start by sautéing yellow onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. The ingredient list calls for six cups of roughly chopped turnip greens. At first look, it will appear to be far more than needed, but add the…

The least appealing of all greens…

Mustard Greens…Just the mention of the name brings an involuntary response of YUCK. But…is that fair? Have you actually given them a fair try? Have you only seen them boiled to the consistency of cow cud? We certainly hope so, because I am here to tell you not only why you WANT to eat these…

Flossie & PC’s Itty Bitty Piggies

We were blessed with a larger than expected litter, and have a few available Mini Pigs from a summer litter, that were not reserved. These little oinkers are Black and white Mini Piglets- 12 weeks old. Mom and Dad live here at Sweet Basil Farms and would love to meet you. These should be on the small scale of Mini Pigs, Cat. 1

Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil, divided (sub. w/ canola, sunflower or peanut)  2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder, divided 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (omit for milder taste) Salt and ground black pepper (to taste)  6 ears corn, shucked 1 lime, juiced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 bell pepper, cored and diced 1 medium…

Handy tips for storing fresh produce

Fruits and Vegetables are often stored improperly. Improper storage causes fresh fruits and veggies to go bad, very quickly. Did you know American’s toss about 20% of vegetables, and 15% of fruit they buy? (Ehhhh) We’re going to talk about how to best store some common types of produce, for immediate or very soon use…

Hollandaise Spinach Bake

What came first? The chicken or egg? Either way, Georgia has it covered with the Poultry Capital of the World, Gainesville! In honor of National Farmers Market Week, we decided to show case some of our states best “renewable” resources- eggs and spinach, in this to die for brunch recipe. (or dinner, no judging here) …

Hollandaise Sauce

3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 -8 ounces very soft unsalted butter 1 dash cayenne pepper salt, to taste pepper, to taste Directions Whisk the yolks, water, and lemon juice in the saucepan for a few moments, until thick and pale (this prepares them for what is to come). Set the pan over…

Bananas Foster Coffee Cake

Have ripe bananas? Whatever you do, do NOT throw them out!! Use them in this recipe, or freeze them now and use them later in this recipe. This coffee cake is THAT good! Did I mention that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day? INGREDIENTS    2 c. all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 c….

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I  must admit, I was skeptical, too. If not for having to get out of my comfort zone each week, I probably would have never tried this. Boy, oh boy, would I have been sorry! You literally get to have your cake and eat it, too! INGREDIENTS: 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 1/2…

Veggie Quiche

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons cooking oil (we use Oliver Farm’s Sunflower oil) 1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 clove of garlic (finely chopped) 1 bunch of freshly chopped broccoli (Crowns) 1 1/2-2 cups sliced bell peppers 6 oz. sliced mushrooms 1/2 bunch of spinach leaves  salt and black pepper (to taste) 5 eggs,…

Banana Cheesecake Squares

I first tried a loaf pan, but the “bread” part was not quite done enough. I wanted moist and banana-full bread PLUS cheesecake. Next, I tried a medium square pan (like you’d use for brownies), and got the perfect combination of moist banana bread and cheesecake! INGREDIENTS For bread: 1 egg 3/4 cup brown sugar…