Scratch Baked Beans

Background Our chief complaint with standard baked beans is the flavor. They are overwhelmingly sweet without any complexity.  This recipe is crafted with only basic ingredients; no cheats like ketchup - high fructose corn syrup and tomato paste. Yield 8 Servings Ingredients 2C Dry beans, soaked 1 Leek, washed and minced 1 Paste tomato -... Continue Reading →

Week 20: Has it Really Been that Long?

Nearly five months here at the farm and it only feels as if I arrived yesterday. "Time flies when you're having fun"; what an understatement! Monday started with breakfast for our guests. Lisa and Levi, the couple who joined us the night before, were documenting there time here to promote Pepperfield through Lisa's site Rettlers.... Continue Reading →

Just Raspberry Sorbet

The name says it all. This has become a summer favorite here at Pepperfield. Background When serving this to your friends and family, don't be afraid to tell them "It's just raspberry sorbet." It'll make you seem much more skillful having brushed off this feat as nothing. But then you can explain that it really... Continue Reading →

Picassos, Pottery and Profoundly Productive People

If you had been with me a week ago as we pulled into the circular driveway to the home of the Schwartz's, you might have been as incredulous as me. A gorgeous brick building loomed over, casting a shadow across the entire driveway. As we exited the vehicle and proceeded up the stone path, a... Continue Reading →

Corn Pudding – A Pepperfield Project Staple

Background Corn wasn't in short supply at the Pepperfield Project.  This corn pudding gave us a great outlet to feature some of the heirloom varieties grown here.  Likewise, it also doubled as a fantastic way to use the surplus of cheese, goat milk and eggs here at the farm.  It's a great standalone dish served... Continue Reading →

Lunch with a “Bubblehead”.

I had one of the most interesting meals today in Modern Banquets; not because of the food though. I was pleasantly surprised when a gentleman looking to be in his mid 50s sat down with two of my friends. He didn't say much at first but when appetizers came out the words began to flow.... Continue Reading →

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