Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

This Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect light and flavorful fall soup.  We make ours with organic veggies and herbs straight from our farm, along with locally grown butternut squash. As always, the quality of your ingredients matters immensely! The key to soup making is to layer the flavors. So we start by sauteeing chopped…

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Strawberry Smoothie

strawberry smoothie

I started making our Strawberry Smoothie (inspired by this recipe) during the late winter months, when I discovered strawberries in my freezer during our annual CSA Spring Cleaning Challenge. And we loved it! One of my kiddos even went so far as to describe it “like a a strawberry milkshake”, and I agree. Made with…

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Black Garlic and Chives Dip

black garlic dip

A few years ago I made my first black garlic recipe as a filling for lunchbox peppers and a topping for toast–and I was hooked! Then I tried adding black garlic to burgers, and since then I’ve used it regularly in my meatloaf as well.  This Black Garlic & Chives Dip is another delicious (and…

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Watermelon Radish Slaw

This Watermelon Radish Slaw recipe came about this winter when 1) we ran out of cabbage and 2) we still had PLENTY of watermelon and daikon radishes to eat up. Necessity breeds invention, and the Perkins’ family needed their coleslaw!  Using Samin Nosrat’s Classic Southern Slaw recipe from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, I simply switched out…

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Energy Date Balls

energy balls

When in need of a quick, nourishing, tasty snack, Energy Date Balls get the job done! We first made these in our farm kitchen for our 2021 Christmas Pop-Ups, and they’ve been a hit ever since then. CSA Member Beth Earnshaw (and our cook at the time), shared one of her favorite recipes with us,…

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Pear-Fect Pecan Salad

pear-fect pecan salad

This Pear-Fect Pecan Salad is a close cousin to our delicious Blueberry Pecan Salad, so if you liked that one, we think you’re going to love our pear-based salad too! With the onset of fall comes fall fruit, like the local pears we use in this salad. We wait until the pears are perfectly ripe,…

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Blueberry Lemon Balm Lemonade

Blueberry Lemon Balm Lemonade

This Blueberry Lemon Balm Lemonade is a variation of our seasonal, oh-so-delicious Strawberry Basil Lemonade. In keeping with the spirit of seasonality, we’re following up strawberry season with a blueberry-based lemonade. Part of any recipe creation is taste-testing, and for this lemonade, we trialed four different Blueberry-Herb combinations: Blueberry-Thyme Blueberry-Lemon Basil Blueberry-Mint Blueberry-Lemon Balm Our…

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Blueberry Pecan Salad

blueberry pecan salad

This Blueberry Pecan Salad is inspired by my all-time favorite fruit season: blueberry season, of course! Growing up in DeMotte, Indiana, my first very job was picking blueberries, and I still LOVE picking–and especially eating–blueberries! We don’t grow blueberries at Perkins’ Good Earth Farm, but we do source them locally both for cooking in our…

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Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I first encountered a version of Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup during my winter cookbook perusing. I found Alex Snodgrass’s The Comfortable Kitchen at our public library and was immediately drawn in by her beautiful photos and approachable recipes. I wanted to make her Creamy Cajun Chicken and Wild Rice soup, but I didn’t have…

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