Category Archives: Salad

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

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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Easy mid week dinners – cooking with kids – salmon in your slow cooker

We love salmon and sometimes can get our grand-kids to eat it. Although their favorite is Teriyaki salmon ( basic grilled salmon under the broiler with a little lemon juice and Teriyaki sauce mixed together, and drizzled on top) – … Continue reading

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Scallops – my new favorite food! Low calorie, high protein and easy to cook – also when cooking with kids!

Large scallops are delicious – whether in a salad or as a main course. Pair them with pine nuts, couscous and grapefruit or orange slices with a light lemony olive oil dressing and you have a dish fit for queens! ( … Continue reading

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Sea Bass and Meyer Lemon and Cilantro – Cooking with kids!

In our area, Santa Monica Seafood is one of the best purveyors of sea food in Los Angeles. Fortunately AMAZON FRESH delivers products from there, directly to my home. I use AMAZON FRESH two to three times a week. It … Continue reading

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Cabbage Salad – with raisins – a healthy delicious side

We grow red and green cabbage ( as well as cauliflower, brussels sprouts and broccoli – all part of the same family). This salad is truly delicious. Try it! Ingredients: 1 head of white cabbage chopped 1 head of red … Continue reading

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A great easy salad using Brussels sprouts

In my youth I did not enjoy Brussels sprouts. At the Little Farm we grow them but they take up a lot of space and do not seem to do well. Nevertheless we have great ones in the supermarket nearby so … Continue reading

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Baked Chevre and pastry – from our goats’ milk

During the summer months our goats are milking – they are pregnant right now and will give birth after a 5 month gestation period in about May – then after about 12 weeks when we wean the babies ( kids) … Continue reading

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Great easy recipe – for cooking with kids! Chicken and Pretzels!

Its always fun to find a way to make boring chicken a little less boring. Here is a great and easy recipe that the kids absolutely  loved! Try it and let me know how your family enjoys it? Pretzel Chicken … Continue reading

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Turkey eggs are soooo delicious – try them some time! We grow our own

Turkey eggs are much larger than chicken eggs – and much more delicious. They are a more intense flavor and the yolk is more yellow – we love them. I love making egg salad – generally low fat mayo, salt … Continue reading

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Thai Slow Cooker Chicken – cooking with kids – great tastes, easy recipe!

Thailand is called the land of smiles – perhaps its because the food is so delicious! Thai cooking combines sweet and hot, sour and creamy – and a common ingredient is coconut milk, another is peanuts and of course the … Continue reading

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Parmesan Broiled Tilapia – from our own fish hatcheries at The Little Farm

Parmesan Broiled Tilapia – yes we do raise our own fish at our Little Farm – just for our own use. And it tastes amazing. Fish that is fresh – as you probably know – has NO fishy smell and … Continue reading

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Broccoli Salad – divine! Easy to make with kids!

I love broccoli and so do my grandsons. This is a super recipe ( easy and fast) and can be made with lower fat Turkey bacon. The kids love to do this -especially breaking the broccoli and cauliflower florets off … Continue reading

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Just created a really simple lunch recipe which I wanted to share with you!

I love eggs – and lately books like GRAIN BRAIN have been lauding the benefit of eggs as great protein and NOT contributing to Cholesterol. Go figure – so many different points of view. So we feed our chickens flax … Continue reading

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Tried a new recipe – tasted really good although a bit bland – so needed dressing up so I added more lemons -MUCH better! SO simple the kids can do it!

Slow Cooker Chicken This was sooo easy – the grandkids could have cooked it. So next time  I will make it with them! It needed some more kick – so I added a bit to it – you may wish … Continue reading

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Easy dinner – cooking with kids!

I love cooking for guests but some days it seems like a chore. That is when I throw together the ‘easy’ meal. Here it is! And the kids can mix the marinade, also place the chicken in the bundt pan … Continue reading

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Fish in Banana leaves – easy fast and delicious!

Max’s Baked Fish in Banana Leaf Max Arteaga has worked for us at The Little Farm for 34 years – amazing to imagine that – here he is above on the left, with Clive and our eldest grandsons Jack ( … Continue reading

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Corn in Cooking with Kids – all year round

We love corn – fresh is best. But in the winter months when fresh is not available we will used canned corn too. Here is a great recipe – along with pictures of our older grandkids  ( Jack above and … Continue reading

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Holiday time with Grandkids – making family times memorable – how do you do it? We cook with the kids!

Cooking with kids is one of my favorite things to do. Although the grandkids call our Little Farm Camp Grandma during the summer, during the winter there are still lots of jobs to do – and wonderful things to cook … Continue reading

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Leftover Dinner Wraps – great when cooking with kids or for fast easy meals

Leftovers can make the most creative ( and easiest) meals. We always seem to have some chicken left over from whatever we make for dinner. And I have goat cheese galore in my home – you probably keep some in … 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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