Caesar Salad

In my perception of the salad-creation world there are strict rules about what constitutes a Caesar salad, including a base of crispy romaine lettuce. Well, for our take on the Caesar, we’ll tell you right off the bat–we’re breaking that first rule, and we’re okay with it!  We’re using our fall salad mix as the…

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Creamy Potato Soup with Crispy Garlic

creamy potato soup

Moving into the fall season means embracing cozy, comforting dishes, like this Creamy Potato Soup with Crispy Garlic. We make our potato soup with Yukon Gold potatoes, but you can make this soup with any potato. Keep in mind that the color of your soup will change if you use, for instance, the Adirondack Blue variety. Also,…

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

We make soups for our farm kitchen based on what’s in season, and this Stuffed Pepper Soup works perfectly for a late summer seasonal soup. Our Stuffed Pepper Soup includes all kinds of homegrown garden goodness–green and colored bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs. Combined with grass-fed beef, our homemade beef stock, and a…

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Italian Beef

Italian beef

I’d never been a big Italian beef fan–until I tried this recipe, made by my sister-in-law Heather Oudman. The beef was flavorful and moist, delicious on a bed of greens or in a sandwich. Thankfully Heather was willing to share her recipe, which originally came from her grandmother. And now I’m sharing it with you!…

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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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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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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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