Category Archives: Jams

Amazing crop of tomatoes this year – pears too -some of our animals passed while a new animal joins the family – sweet rescue

After our beloved Central Asian Shepherd puppy of 1.5 years Smokey, died suddenly in her sleep a month ago we have been searching through rescue places for another rescue who could get along with our three cats. We found one … Continue reading

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Little Farm Mango Chutney

 We have lots of mangoes growing in our farm – and with the recent storms we found 6 of them on the ground in the mud. We washed them off, peeled and cut them and VOILA! MANGO CHUTNEY!  Here is … Continue reading

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Trifle – South African Little Farm Style – yum!

A dessert that is easy but fabulous is English Trifle. But our South African version with some Little Farm Additions is quite unique. So toss whatever recipe you have seen in the past and use this one! Note this is … Continue reading

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Getting cooler – time to bring out the Slow Cooker! And making bread with the grandsons!

I LOVE making bread with my grandsons –  such fun kneading it just a few Fridays ago! Lucky me! Fortunately throwing the dough around to pick up the pieces helps it taste even better! Clean hands for all little boys … Continue reading

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It is the time for Pineapple Guavas at The Little Farm -what a delicious fruit! And it makes a great jam too!

Pineapple guavas are an unusual fruit which we love – and its aromatic flesh and skin make a wonderful marmalade. Just add sugar to taste to sliced pineapple guavas and simmer till it tastes right to your level of sweetness!

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A recent board retreat at our Little Farm – of course all board members left with goody bags!

Recently we held a board retreat at our Little Farm for a board on which I serve. It was productive and fun too! I made sure that all board members left with goody bags filled with cheese, jams, papaya and … Continue reading

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Blueberry Jam

It is that season again – and our Little Farm is bursting with blueberries. There is nothing as tasty as picking and eating them right from the bush. We are completely organic and it is amazing to taste the flavor … Continue reading

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Jujube Jam – the most delightful fruit – and the best jam in the world

We grow Jujubes. It is not a candy but a fruit. And the most delicious fruit – sort of between an apple and a date. And when we pit and cook it with a minimal amount of sugar it makes … Continue reading

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Camp Grandma – what my grandkids call our Little Farm – how I love that! Broiled Broccoli and Kale too!

We try to make our Little Farm the most wonderful place for kids – especially our grandkids and their friends. Certainly there are lots of jobs to do here – picking up the eggs from the quails ( 30 of … Continue reading

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It is FIG time at The Little Farm – so we serve Figs with our Goat Cheese – cooking with kids who love it!

We love the combination of goats cheese and fresh figs. Truly scrumptious. Here is some of our fig bounty this year – and the two older grandsons smashing the figs into the pot for jam. Yum!

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Cooking with kids – CATHEAD BISCUITS! A recipe from the old south but quick and easy!

Cathead Biscuits: Easy Biscuits in the Oven or on the Stovetop Because you don’t have to roll the dough and cut  the biscuits, drop biscuits are faster than cut biscuits. This recipe filled an 11-inch skillet perfectly and made nine … Continue reading

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Buy your Holiday Gifts now! From our Little Farm Company

Happy Holidays! This year we have wonderful holiday gifts for you to give – homemade goat cheese – chevre, camembert and feta as well as homemade jams – Pineapple Guava, Jujube, Grapefruit or Tangelo Marmalade, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Honey from … Continue reading

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An amazing way to use Lemons – also a recipe for Lemon Marmalade

I have found an amazing way to use lemons. We have such an abundance of them – literally trees that are breaking from the weight of their lemons – all kinds including Meyer lemons which I think are the best. … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids – Stuffed French Toast – YUM!

How to Make Stuffed and Crusted French Toast If  you can make a sandwich, you can make stuffed and crusted French toast.  In fact, a peanut butter and jam sandwich made into French toast is quite good. And for my … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids – Stuffed Pancakes! Yummy!

Cooking with Kids -Yummy Stuffed Pancakes Do you want to know how to make cute little pancake turnovers with  raspberry or other fruit fillings inside? I get fillings and pancake mixes from The Prepared Pantry – and they have lots of combinations as … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tips – Making Blintzes! Cooking with Kids – who doesn’t love kids and blintzes?

The Easy Way to Make Strawberry, Cherry, and Other Blintzes  I love blintzes—always have.  I don’t know anyone who does not love blintzes.  So how come we don’t make them more often? Blintzes aren’t hard but if you are making … Continue reading

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Jujube Jam

Jujube Jam Background: Jujube’s are available in specialty markets – and since they are relatively rare in the USA but not so in Asia where they are plentiful and inexpensive – to my readers and visitors from Asia you will … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Marmalade

Background: We grow lots of citrus – that is how we got started in fruit growing for ourselves in our small holding Little Farm. Citrus loves California weather, and we planted orange, tangelo and grapefruit trees some 30 years ago … Continue reading

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