Farmgirl Fare

I'm a former cultured California chick happily turned manure mucking Missouri farmgirl. I share recipes, stories, and photos from my crazy country life on 240 remote acres at http://farmgirlfare.com.

Recipe: Italian Countryside Raw Tomato Pasta Sauce and a Tomato Growing Report

This simple and flavorful fresh tomato pasta sauce with basil, capers, and olives lets you escape to the Italian countryside for an end of tomato season celebration (recipe here). Autumn already? Yes, please ....more

Recipe: Make Ahead Antipasto Baguette Sandwiches

These scrumptious sandwiches, piled high with salami, mozzarella, marinated artichoke hearts, and an easy homemade green olivada, combine the flavors of an Italian antipasto platter in a handy, portable form (recipe here). As we head toward the 4th of July weekend, I thought I'd highlight a few favorites from the Farmgirl Fare recipe archives that are perfect for summer picnics, parties, and backyard get togethers. Enjoy! ...more

Recipe: Refreshing Confetti Crunch Coleslaw with Creamy Lemon Caper Dressing

A healthy, crunchy slaw that's made with cabbage, scallions, carrots, and sweet peppers and tossed with a tangy lemon caper dressing (recipe here). As we head toward the 4th of July weekend, I thought I'd share a few favorites from the Farmgirl Fare recipe archives that are perfect for summer picnics, parties, and backyard get togethers. Enjoy! ...more

Recipe: Farmhouse White Bread for FarmVille 2

Call for Entries: Your recipe could be featured in the FarmVille-To-Table Digital Cookbook! This classic, homestyle bread is a staple in my farmhouse kitchen. Have you ever played FarmVille? ...more

Friday Farm Photo: Have a Freshly Picked Weekend.

Heirloom lettuce direct seeded in the kitchen garden the first part of April. Do you have any plans this weekend? We usually hunker down at home for the holidays, though I do wish I'd thought to buy some potato chips the last time we were out ....more

Sunday Dose of Cute: Happy Mother's Day

Lokey and her 11 baby chicks, April 2012 More chick pics? Here. More chickens? ...more

Black Cat Love: The Tail of Mr. Midnight

Do you like black cats? I've always loved them, and I know I'm not the only one. I even have a book left over from my previous life as a graphic designer called The Black Cat Made Me Buy It!, filled with antique and modern packaging and advertisements featuring black cats ....more

Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Tri-Colored Weekend.

It smells like spring. Hi! What have you been up to? ...more

Friday Dose of Cute: Have an Off Duty Weekend.

More Daisy? Here and here. More farm dog photos? ...more

Monday Dose of Cute: Kit Kat Capers

What is she thinking? We'd all like to know. [Scene: the kitchen of a quiet farmhouse in the middle of nowhere at dawn, where two cats and two dogs are sleeping peacefully and a third cat is about to jump onto the windowsill.] Mrrroooowwwww ....more