Category Archives: Little farm products

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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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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Turkey Meatballs with a twist

Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This … Continue reading

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A recent brunch for Committee of 200 Scholars at The Little Farm

 The event was the visit of Israel C200 Scholar Sarai Duek to The Little Farm – and our Los Angeles based C200 Scholars rallied around her. C200 member Renee Pepys Lowe joined me as we celebrated these amazing young women. … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM

We love custard – it comes from our South African ( British) heritage I guess. And it is SO easy to make with Bird’s Custard Powder. I paired it with this easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake – which I made … Continue reading

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Green lawns in CA – soon to be a memory?

The drought is taking its toll in Los Angeles. At the moment, using recycled water, we have been able to save about 80% of our trees and some of our grassy areas. I fear that this is going to change. … Continue reading

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Labor day fun with the grandkids and grandnieces and grandnephews!

Nothing better than family and fun in the jacuzzi on Labor day at The Little Farm. And our dog Smokey trained with the children before – she was so great – calm and really smart – we are thinking that … Continue reading

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Ever tried baked salami? It is Divine!

Here is a very old ( not healthy but yummy) recipe for baked salami that my friend Ilene gave to me. DELICIOUS!! Baked Salami (Oldie but Goodie) This is an oldie but goodie recipe, and everyone loves it always. Rarely is … Continue reading

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Making Orange Ice Cream- its easy and delicious

This is a great recipe for summer! Add a sprig of mint for color! Orange Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup (120 ml) half and half 2 cups (480 ml) freshly squeezed orange … Continue reading

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Summer evenings with friends and family – the best chopped salad from leftovers!

I love cooking in summer – and especially when its easy! This is a wonderful recipe for a ‘throw it all together’ chopped salad – which is satisfying and fun to eat and make if you have family members or … Continue reading

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There is nothing better than fresh ripe cherry tomatoes – picked from the vine!

Here are just a few of the amazing cherry tomatoes we are presently enjoying from The Little Farm. Take off the stems, cut in half and toss with a little balsamic, olive oil and chives – then drizzle on some … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – love baking it just the way it is – or pumpkin bread

It is the beginning of the season for pumpkins and for some reason ours are ripe already! So today baked them in the oven and are making pumpkin bread. A great recipe. We do not like allspice ( unless it … Continue reading

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Cooking Sea Bass the low calorie way

We love fish. Seabass is our favorite It is a fatty fish and so needs very little to make it taste rich and yummy. We use Pam Olive Oil Spray on the baking dish, add Lawry’s seasoning salt and a … Continue reading

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Easy fast Zucchini Soup which could be Gluten free without the croutons

The easiest Zucchini Soup you have ever made! Here it is in summary: Puree zucchini in broth and simmer for 10 minutes. This is gluten free without the croutons/bread unless you buy/make gluten free bread. Ingredients: 4 zucchini’s 4 cups … Continue reading

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Delicious Beet Soup

It is the time for fresh beets and so I could not resist making beet soup. We love it – and add small hard boiled eggs ( quail eggs) and it makes for a healthy and filling meal. Of course … Continue reading

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Remember the cabbage soup that was supposed to make you lose weight? Here it is!

Losing weight means watching calorie intake and exercising daily – in moderation. Here is a recipe – boring but pretty good. I can take it for about three days and then I am done! Enjoy! Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup Ingredients 5 … Continue reading

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A grandson’s 9th birthday – By request I made two Star Wars Cakes – What a job! But worth it!

I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes  — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading

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Wonderful times with the family

We had a wonderful holiday with our family. Here are some pictures of the children of the family ( grandsons and grandnieces and grand nephews in the USA) without the family in other countries unfortunately. But we sent photos and … Continue reading

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New baby goat kids – so cute! And the nights after they were born were so cold that we made them little blankets ! An earlier post showed one in denim. They have quite a few changes of outfit – adorable!

Twins ( two sets) were born to two of our Alpine goats. Here is one set of twins. Are they cute or what? And they were shivering at night so we dressed them in little blankets – adorable!An earlier post … Continue reading

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