Amazing Tallow

Throughout history, tallow has been combined with medicinal plants and herbs and applied to the skin to assist in healing. Its uses are many: burns, chapped skin and lips, diaper rash, wounds, [...]

Preserving Figs

In the dead of winter when the fig trees are bare, it's nice to pull out a jar of preserved figs. Eat them straight out of the jar, pour over ice cream, in yogurt, put in baked goods, make jam, [...]

We be Jammin’!

Friday night jammin' has a whole new meaning for me these days. Fig jam is one of my favorite things to make and eat! It's super easy to make and you don't have to fuss with pectin or use a lot [...]

Dehydrating Figs

The other day I was talking about my figs and my situation with not having enough time; making jam and preserving figs requires hours of time and preparation. Luckily, Dana my fellow grad [...]

Summer Garden Veggie Soup

Summer garden soup. This soup serves up a heaping load of nutritious veggies that you can enjoy hot or cold. It's full of nutrition, antioxidants, beta carotenes, and carotenoids.

Zucchini, Carrot, & Apple Bread

Ironically, though we try to grow most of our food, our son will not eat a vegetable or a fruit, so this is a great way to sneak in tons of veggies, fruits and nuts in a healthy snack. It’s so [...]

Squash Flower Quesadillas

The nutty, buttery, and delicate flavor of squash blossoms makes for a delicious appetizer or meal when added to some stone ground corn tortillas, cheese and fresh herbs.

Butter Me Up!

Nothin' says love like butter...real butter. I've often wondered if the first 4 letters of butter were intentional or maybe somewhat of a warning..???? hmmm. None the less, no matter what diet [...]

Garden Blackberry Cobbler

There's nothing like the taste of a perfectly ripened blackberry. I have great memories of blackberry picking with my grandmother, knee deep in acres upon acres of robust blackberries nestled [...]

Garden Blackberry & Spinach/Kale Salad

Our  garden at Boca Family Micro Farm is bursting at the seams with blackberries, onions, spinach and kale, not to mention many beautiful flowers that not only look lovely, assist with repelling [...]