Quinoa Taco Salad

quinoa taco salad

I think there are two types of people who will read this blog post. Person one is super excited or at least interested at the mention of quinoa in a taco salad.  Person two is skeptical. Quinoa seems like one of those weird, trendy health foods that probably tastes bad right? Wrong. Although many of…

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How to Make Easy-Peel Hardboiled Eggs

Arie holding chicken - eggs

Although I love everything we sell at Perkins’ Farm, one of my favorites is our farm fresh eggs from Three Boys and Some Chicks. The taste is superior to typical store-bought eggs. The freshness ensures maximum protein content (perfect for baked goods.) And those spotted creamy brown shells make them just beautiful in appearance.  However,…

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Creamy Tomato Soup

creamy tomato soup

Last winter, I made versions of this creamy tomato soup over and over again. Thankfully, I love this comforting soup (especially when paired with a grilled cheese sandwich!), and I never grew tired of it. But why did I have so many frozen tomatoes to begin with? Because I had a freezer full of what…

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How to Freeze Tomatoes

herb bouquet

Whether you’re growing a few tomato plants or a greenhouse full of them, ending up with a few over-ripe, bruised, or split tomatoes is inevitable. As we continue to grow our CSA family, the number of tomatoes we need each week grows exponentially. Consequently, we also end up with more of those “so-so” tomatoes. Last…

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Peachy-Perfect Salad

Peach Salad

It’s peach season, friends! And peach season for us this year means our new Peachy Perfect Salad. This latest creation was inspired by our Strawberry Poppyseed Salad. You all loved it so much that we couldn’t let it die when strawberry season ended. Similar to the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, our Peachy-Perfect Salad includes a base…

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Herbed Potato Salad

From classic potluck dish to serious comfort food to savory side, potato salad serves many a culinary purpose. And with potato season just starting, we wanted to try this quintessential dish with our just-harvested, gourmet, colorful potatoes and flavorful pops of fresh herbs. Our herbed potato salad uses Huckleberry Gold and Adirondack Blue potato varieties.…

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

On a recent summer afternoon, Julie and I sat down to brainstorm future farm kitchen dishes. A few minutes into the meeting, Farmer Dan delivered the new–the first tomatoes were READY! An obligatory happy dance immediately followed. After we calmed down, an image of a creamy fresh dish with vine-ripened tomatoes popped into my head.…

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

While I love everything we’ve made in Perkins’ Farm Kitchen, the Strawberry Basil Lemonade will always hold a special place in my memory. It was the first recipe I developed by myself, and it has been a smash hit this very warm June. This lemonade, like most of our recipes, was born from in-season inspiration.…

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Homemade Chicken Stock

chicken stock june 2021

I’ve been making homemade chicken stock for years, but recently I’ve had to up my chicken stock game. In the past, I’ve simply collected all the chicken remnants from roasting and eating a whole chicken, then thrown those into a pot with a bay leaf and maybe some veggies and herbs (if there were any…

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Summer Soup

summer soup

For our Summer Soup, we wanted a soup that was light yet filling, and, of course, full of flavor! We also wanted a soup that featured local, grass-fed beef, the same beef we carry in our farm stand. So we start with the meatballs, which are bite-size and simple: grass-fed ground beef, our black garlic, pasture-raised…

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