A very special Valentine’s Day feast ;-)

Stefan has been talking for some time (read about 5 years) about how much he loves Eggplant Parmesan. He’d looked for a recipe a few times (especially last year when we had our own eggplants in the garden) but apparently always came up with nothing because he...

Best hamburger buns to start the grilling season

We had one of our new favorite meals last night – garlic Parmesan chicken breasts served as a sandwich with croquettes. SO good and super simple. I finally made fresh hamburger buns last week and they turned out awesome. Sometimes they haven’t risen...

Making mirabelle plum wine

We went down to the orchard today and harvested about 22 pounds (10 kilos) of mirabelle plums from our trees. We really should have harvested them a week or so earlier, but we simply haven’t had the time. Thank God we found Nico, our new farm hand, when we did...