Category Archives: Recipes

The Larraine Segil Scholars Quarterly Dinner

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 The LSS group met for dinner at The Little Farm – Each of these remarkable women impress me more every time we get together. And what gives me tremendous joy is that they have formed such a bonded group – … Continue reading

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Zucchini Soup – Low Calorie — you will LOVE this!

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This is a great low calorie soup – it fills me up and I love it! You will too! Zucchini Soup Ingredients: ·        1/2 small onion, quartered ·        2 cloves garlic ·        3 medium zucchini, skin on cut in large … Continue reading

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Another recipe from Kraft Food and Family Magazine – using Kraft products – yummy!

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 I love this shortcut strata using lots of good stuff – kale, chicken sausage ( they use turkey sausage – we prefer chicken) and more. I found it in the Kraft Food and Family Magazine. Kale and Turkey Sausage Egg bake … Continue reading

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Using Kraft Food Products from their Magazine – love their ideas – and their CEO Denise Morrison – a role model for all women executives!

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 I get the monthly Kraft Food and Family magazine – and love it. There are tons of short cuts and great recipes. I made two of them just this week – my family was HAPPY! I modified this one to … Continue reading

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

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 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

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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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Little Farm Mango Chutney

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 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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Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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 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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Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

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 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

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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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Best Chili Ever! Using a tip that makes it taste amazing! In the slow cooker of course!

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 Chili in the slow cooker is one of my favorite things to make – soooo easy! I tried out this recipe and after a few experiments found a way to make it truly exceptional! ENJOY! Little Farm Slow Cooker Chili … Continue reading

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Tres Leches Cake

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 I tried this recipe a few times until I gave up – the amounts just didn’t work – the cake pan was too big, and the liquids appeared too runny. So I turned to Betty Crocker – and voila! Her … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry South African Style

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South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Dessert – by Lynda – divine!

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 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!

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 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!

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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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A Slow Cooker Onion Soup – easy and delicious – great for winter nights

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 I tried this recipe and it was truly delicious – it was from Allrecipes.com – hope you like it! Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Ingredients ·        6 tablespoons butter ·        4 large yellow onions, sliced and separated into rings ·        … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bread – easy and fast! Delicious!

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 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!

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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

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 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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