Category Archives: Family

Chilaquiles – with Max’s mole sauce – OMG incredible!

 Chilaquiles are so delicious and with our farm manager’s Mole sauce truly divine. Here is the recipe: Max’s Chilaquiles Ingredients FRESH corn tortillas cut into strips – one per person (you can take a short cut and use tortilla chips … Continue reading

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Making Mole – the Mexican way – another of Max’s grandmother’s recipes

Our farm manager Max had a wonderful grandmother – Florentina – and this is her recipe. Of course she made this decades ago in Mexico when there were no blenders, and so she ‘pureed’ by rubbing stones together with the … Continue reading

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Max Arteaga Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce -truly – its amazing!

 Max Arteaga  Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce   Max is our farm manager  – and is an amazing cook, florist and handyman – and he and his family are friends since he has worked for us for 34 years. A beautiful … Continue reading

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Our son, daughter in law, nephews and nieces in law all surprised us with something special!

 Last night we were so touched and moved by a wonderful surprise – dinner with the family – our son and daughter in law, nephews and one of their wives – and two surprises! How blessed are we to have … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

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Love making birthday cakes for our grandkids

 Jonah turned 8 this year! And he loves candy. So by his request I made a candy cake – ie a vanilla cake with white frosting and tons of sprinkles, lollipops, jelly beans, marshmallows hidden in the center and Scooby … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Dessert – by Lynda – divine!

 We grow passionfruit on The Little Farm. We used to grow them in South Africa and love the taste. My daughter in law’s mom Lynda makes the BEST dessert from Passionfruit – and here it is! Thank you Lynda! Passionfruit … Continue reading

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Stuffing – anytime not just for holidays!

 I love stuffing. I must admit that I do not wait for holidays to make it – and I do take the short cuts that are offered – instant stuffing on the stove – but I add a bunch of … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy! Try this recipe for Quiche when you are in a hurry!

Easy Fast and Yummy Quiche when you are in a hurry!   Ingredients 8 slices bacon ( or turkey bacon if you don’t eat pork) 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese 2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bread – easy and fast! Delicious!

 I had one hour free and guests coming – so decided to make some Cinnamon Bread – found the recipe in ALLRECIPES.COM – it was fast, easy and divine! Enjoy!! Cinnamon Bread Easy and Fast ( 1 hour) Ingredients ·        … Continue reading

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Our Farm Manager Max Arteaga has the best seasoning mix! Here it is! Use on all main course holiday foods!

We use this seasoning mix on everything – fish, meat, poultry and vegetables. I even added it to a cheese sandwich the other day! YUM! And so easy. Try it out!  Little Farm Manager Max Arteaga’s Seasoning Mix – for … Continue reading

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Having fun with the grandkids – nothing better! Painting, Making Bread and more

 Watching our identical twin grandsons grow up is such a joy. They are  sweet and smart – and love hanging out at the farm. Always chores to do and baking and cooking with grandma. Here they are making bread with … Continue reading

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Finding an easy fast comfort food dish that the whole family will LOVE! Here it is!

 What is the kind of food that your family considers to be COMFORT FOOD? We have a number of dishes that come from our heritage in South Africa – and a few that we picked up  along the way. One … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash soup is an old favorite – with a twist of rosemary adds a wonderful flavor

We LOVE butternut squash soup but I tried something different this season and it worked out really well! Hope you like it! INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs of butternut squash cut in half 4 Tbsp of olive oil 4 sprigs of rosemary … Continue reading

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Piano Recitals – love the focus! Such good brain work for children and adults! Do you play the piano?

Two of our grandsons are learning to play the piano. It is a great family tradition — my late father Jack Wolfowitz, lost his father at the age of 14. He and his entire family were musically talented – his … Continue reading

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Passing the California Bar Exam – such an Achievement !! Two of our scholars took it and two of them passed it!

 WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE!  Two of our Larraine Segil Scholars took the California Bar Exam and both of them passed it! AMAZING – we are so proud of them! Here is Tania Gonzalez getting the Bar results  – first in her … Continue reading

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Our Larraine Segil Scholars Holiday Party -Women of Excellence!

 We held our Larraine Segil Scholars Holiday party for 2016. What a fabulous group of women – all but three of the USA based women were there – and of course we missed our two South African scholars. Check out … Continue reading

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The best part about the election is that it is over! YAY! And now we can focus on great recipes!

 So relieved that the election is over – now to focus on some really great recipes! I was longing for some lamb stew – so I took pieces of lamb already cut into bite sizes, and made a really delicious … Continue reading

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Birthday cakes made by Grandma – a Vampire cake and a Lego one – for our twins who turned 5!

 This year was a challenging cake year! Noah was very specific – he wanted a vampire cake with teeth and a vampire figure on it – and blood! It had to be chocolate with chocolate frosting. Sigh. Then his twin … Continue reading

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