Author Archives: Donna Farley

Caramel Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie

– adapted by one of our favorite farm cooks, Donna Farley, from Fat Toad Farm’s Recipe Ingredients 15 oz pumpkin, squash or sweet potato puree (see below) 8 oz Fat Toad Farm Caramel – I use Vermont Maple flavour, FTF recommends Salted Bourbon or Original 2 eggs 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons […]

Tomatoes stuffed with Cream Cheese & Pesto

Donna got inspired again for delicious and pretty!   Ingredients: 20 Small Tomatoes (I used Jaune Flamme) 8oz Cream Cheese – softened 4oz Cilantro Pesto (or any of the pestos offered by GMG) Salt & Pepper 20 Basil Leaves   Directions: Slice a tiny piece off of the bottom of each tomato, so that they […]

Black Currant Meringue Pie

Donna made this treat last year and we were all wowed.  Now you can do this with frozen black currants as well, but while they are fresh why not pie, and perhaps some Black Currant ice cream and fool and muffins and pancakes and just in your yogurt. Or for a lighter touch, Black Currant […]

Spinach Roulade

This was Donna’s gorgeous creation last year when spinach was plentiful.  She adapted it from a BBC Good Food recipe. We had to bring it back out again as we had some requests from last week’s farm supper.   And yes, spinach is plentiful, making way for sweet potatoes to be planted.  We enjoyed it […]

Carrot Soufflé

  Another recipe tested on farmers for lunch, and it got a thumbs up all around.  We found the carrot souffle particularly nice paired with some spicy items — we had a spicy dressing on a salad, but with a spicy meat dish it would be great too. Ingredients 3lb Carrots 3 Tablespoons Lard/Butter 1 […]

Root Vegetable Bread Pudding

What a great different way to enjoy the early spring abundance of eggs along with the solid staples of our root veggies!  Thanks Donna for another great recipe idea. 4 C root vegetables (I used beets and carrots) 1 1/2 C Onions – chopped 1 clove garlic – crushed Salt and pepper Thyme Lard 1 […]

Creamy Beetroot Risotto

Based on BBC Good Food Recipe So creamy, delicious and what a color!  A great different way to enjoy your beets. Ingredients: 2 lb (approx) cooked beets (either previously roasted, or boiled) 4 Tablespoons Lard 2 Onions, chopped 2 Garlic cloves, chopped 2 C risotto rice 1 C white wine 6 C hot stock/bone broth […]

Stuffed cabbage – Trôo style

 adapted from BBC Good Food Perhaps one of the most surprising new recipes this season.  Donna took on using more cabbage for farmer lunch and we got this treat.  It holds together well, the cabbage is delightful (even for folks who do not love cabbage) and the combo is super tasty and even better with […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

Thanks to Donna Farley for this one, a great option for enjoying the last of the summer veggies! This recipe is based on a recipe in Delia Smith’s Summer Collection (translated into American!) Ingredients – rough guide! I use more of whatever is abundant or what I am craving, and I don’t always use fennel […]