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Best Homefries Ever

2 Aug

Use your potatoes, onions and rosemary this week for a breakfast side that is bound to be a family favorite!




1 pound potatoes

3 small onions

2 sweet peppers

1/2 sprig of rosemary

1 clove garlic, minced

Olive oil

2 teaspoons paprika

Kosher salt and black pepper



  1. Boil potatoes whole for 12-15 minutes the night before cooking (allowing 8 hours to cool).
  2. Cube potatoes into 1/4 inch cubes and sauté in a large skillet with 2 teaspoons olive oil until they begin to crisp, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Dice onions and peppers and add to skillet with 2 teaspoons olive oil.
  4. Add garlic, paprika, chopped rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook until potatoes are browned thoroughly.




We Love Fennel

19 Jul


Fennel can be the main attraction in any course of a meal. It can be sweet, savory, hearty or light. In this dish it acts as a quick and simple compliment to an entree of your choosing.



2 hearts of fennel

1 sprig of rosemary, minced

2 shallots, sliced into thin discs

1 clove of garlic, minced

goats cheese, as desired

1/2 cup dry white wine

Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to boil with a pinch of salt.
  3. Cut the white ‘heart’ of the fennel from the greens.  Cut the butt of the heart off and discard.  Slice the rest of the fennel into discs, cutting horizontally. Add the discs into the boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Lightly coat the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil or butter. Sprinkle rosemary, garlic, and shallots on the dish.
  5. Drain the fennel and arrange on the baking dish evenly.
  6. Pour the white wine over the fennel and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake the fennel uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove the dish and sprinkle fennel with crumbled goat cheese. Turn  the oven to broil. Place the dish back in the oven and broil until the goat cheese is melted.
  8. The greens of the fennel can be used to garnish the salad and/or saved for anther recipe. * The fennel can be served as is or tossed with lettuce and a light vinaigrette dressing.

FOOD FACT: The odor of fennel is very displeasing to many insects, putting it at little risk of being munched on.  This means that the heavy use of chemical insecticide on fennel on conventional farms is not only harmful to human and environmental health, it is unnecessary.