Category Archives: Salad

Shrimp and Basil Pesto – yum

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 I just threw together a yummy dinner for my husband – here is the recipe ! Enjoy!   Shrimp and Basil Pesto Ingredients: Enough shrimp for 2 people ( frozen) 2 large tablespoons ( overflowing) of Basil Pesto ( Costco … Continue reading

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Eating salmon – a lot! Making it interesting

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 Salmon is a wonderful fish – and eating it often instead of meat is a good idea for weight control. In fact I have found that eating fish 5 times a week helps me maintain my weight and I enjoy … Continue reading

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A gorgeous picture of our little family – all looking healthy and happy! Lucky us! And a great zucchini salad

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 Summers are wonderful in California – actually any time of year is great! And here is a super summer salad – no need to cook – light and easy to make – enjoy! Also a great picture of my son … Continue reading

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Carrot Salad and Cucumber soup – both are easy and low calorie

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 Post holiday weekend – and all that sugar fat and yummy stuff — sigh – today is back to watching what I put in my mouth day – and here is a truly fabulous low calorie carrot salad. One of … Continue reading

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Failed Cobb Salad Pizza recipe from Cooking Light – looks good but tasted bad! Plus adorable pics of our twins!

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 I tried a really fun looking recipe from Cooking Light and it was a disaster. So I am sharing it with you. The good news was that same weekend our grandson twins had a hip hop concert  – so adorable … Continue reading

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Making Ossobucco – yummy! And in the slow cooker it is a snap to make!

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 This is a really easy recipe for Osso-bucco using my Slow Cooker. Slow-Cooker Osso Buco Servings: 4 Bottom of Form Ingredients ·        1/2 cup all-purpose flour ·        Four 1-1/2- to 2-inch-thick veal shanks (about 2-1/2 lb.) ·        Kosher salt and freshly … 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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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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The best part about the election is that it is over! YAY! And now we can focus on great recipes!

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 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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Turkey Meatballs with a twist

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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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Chicken, Capers, Artichokes – easy tasty meal! Don’t overcook the chicken!

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This was a fast easy meal as long as you have all the ingredients – which I did! Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers Ingredients 1 cup white flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste … Continue reading

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Having a great weekend – every weekend!

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Now that the summer is officially over – in many parts of the USA it is not actually cold yet! Certainly in California we are still living in a heat wave and a drought. So entertaining outdoors during the day … Continue reading

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

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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!

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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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A simple chicken recipe for the summer ( or any time actually!)

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Balsamic Chicken Breasts Ingredients 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar 4 Chicken Breasts 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 4 tbsp Olive oil 2 garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste 1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in half ( you can see … Continue reading

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Wonderful times with the family

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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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Low Calorie Mash – mashed cauliflower that is! Served with smoked chicken and salad – yum!

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Yes it doesn’t sound so great but it tastes amazing! Truly! Give it  a try! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 TBSP of Oil ( canola or olive) 1 medium sized onion 1 large garlic clove 2 -4 TBSP of non fat … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken – easy when cooking with kids!

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Slow Cooker Chicken – sooooo easy! The children can help you make this – let them mix all the ingredients as instructed – and there is nothing for them to burn themselves on – as the slow cooker will heat … Continue reading

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Fava Beans – have you ever tried them? Very high in protein and delicious

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Fava beans ( also known as Broad Bean) are  a pain to prepare since they have TWO skins – the green one that grows on the outside and then the skin that surrounds the actual bean.  They are a species … Continue reading

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Nectarines and Peaches from the Little Farm – the taste cannot be compared to those from the market

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If you have ever tasted fruit from the tree – you know the difference in taste from the pasty, cardboard, hard and tasteless fruit that is offered to us for purchase in supermarkets. Even organically grown fruit is put into … Continue reading

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