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Fish

I have always loved fish…I like to fish for fish and I especially like to eat them. When I was a kid we would go

Times Long Past

The Gourmet Farm Girl’s memories… This is a picture of the Church and School where my grandpa went to school as did many of my

The Hamburger…

    Grilled Burgers with Provolone, Sautéed Portabella’s and Green Onions The Gourmet Farm Girl Hamburger, so what is the explanation of hamburger? This is

Wild Caught Haddock

Haddock Fillets with Roasted Pine Nuts and Parmesan Crust Topping   By The Gourmet Farm Girl 1-1 ½ lb’s Haddock 3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Super Bowl Party!

Well here we are the Monday after the Super Bowl. Congratulations to the city of New Orleans and the Saints victory!   Here are my recipes

Grandma’s China

Do you have a special set of dishes or just a few pieces of china and wondered where your could find more to complete the set or

Nate’s favorite…Brian’s too…

Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze & Homemade Mashed Potatoes Deborah Mahon/The Gourmet Farm Girl 1 lb. ground lean hamburger 1 sm. chopped onion 1/3 c.

Potato Skins & Memories…

I remember when I was a little girl sitting at the dinner table and I watched my grandpa take the peels off of his potatoes and

Blackberry Vinaigrette Salad
General

How to make the perfect Vinaigrette

  It is a simple idea, just mix vinegar and oil together and you have a salad dressing, or vinaigrette. Of course we are asking

The Hunt…

This is another posed picture I found in my grandmothers photos These young men sure seemed to have a lot of quirky fun! (I believe

To Be in Picture’s…

Character’s of the Past I found these two pictures among my grandma’s photos after she had passed. I’m not sure as to whom they all were and

After Work Treats!

I found this brownie recipe years ago in a magazine. I remember making brownies for my kids. My daughter coming home from after school activities and the

Summer is Salad Time…

Butter Lettuce Salad with Fresh Pears and Blue Cheese Crumbles The Gourmet Farm Girl Any lettuce will work for this recipe, I use Butter Lettuce for its

Leftover idea…

I had leftover roast beef from the previous night’s supper so I decided to barbeque it for shredded roast beef sandwiches.  Then it came to

This is very delicious…

Lemon Peppered Cod with Thai Basil The Gourmet Farm Girl 1 pound cod fillets 1 medium size lemon2-3 sprigs Thai Basil plus 2-3 extra for

More cookout ideas…

Barbeque Pork Ribs The Gourmet Farm Girl  4 Slabs of Baby Back Pork Ribs Dry Rub MixThe Gourmet Farm Girl 2 Tablespoon chili powder1 Tablespoon garlic

From Salsa to Enchiladas…it’s a Fiesta!

Chicken Enchiladas with Fresh Cilantro By The Gourmet Farm Girl 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese 2-3 chopped green onions 1

It’s Mushroom Time…

Chicken Stuffed Portabella with Cheese The Gourmet Farm Girl 2- Large portabella mushrooms1- Chicken breast ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs (or any bread crumbs will work)2 sprigs

Great Idea for Talapia…

Baked Talapia Fillets with Mango Lime and Avocado Salsa Over Potato Cauliflower Puree The Gourmet Farm Girl Make ahead Salsa 1 avocado 1 mango Juice

Another King recipe…

Chicken a la King The Gourmet Farm Girl  This is a hardy meal and easy to make. It is also a great way to use

A fun Appetizer for St Patty’s Day

This is a great deviled egg recipe and really fun for St. Patrick’s Day. They are quite tasty and the green comes from fresh spinach,

Family Fun…

This is a great way to get your kids involved in making supper!  Homemade Grilled Pizza’s  by The Gourmet Farm Girl Purchase the amount needed

Low and Slow…

This is a great meal and easy to prepare. Slow cook the meat all day in a crock pot and  finish the meal by cooking the rice

A Christmas Appetizer

I have made this appetizer many times in varies combinations. This combination works well for the Holiday season with the beautiful red peppers and green basil.

Unique Appetizer Idea…

Fried Green Olives Stuffed with Gorgonzola and BaconBy The Gourmet Farm Girl 12 large green olives, pitted2 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese (at room temp)1 tablespoon whole-milk

End of Summer Supper…

This was one of my favorite meals growing up. I loved to go to the garden and pick green peppers for this particular meal. Just

The Many Uses for Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini with Barramundi By The Gourmet Farm Girl 4 Barramundi fillets (or your favorite white fish) ¾ cup Panko bread crumbs½ cup flour2 tablespoons

A Simple Recipe with Great Memories…

When I was very young the summers seemed to last forever. I remember long summer days and the smell of fresh hay being bailed back by the pasture and

The Flavors of Fresh Herbs…

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto, Spinach and Cheese By The Gourmet Farm Girl 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts with skin removed4 slices Prosciutto5-6 large fresh spinach

Have leftover pototoes?

Iron Skillet Potato’s with Fried Leeks and Onions By The Gourmet Farm Girl 5-6 baked potatoes sliced1 fresh leek sliced thin½ red onions sliced thin4-5

Italian Dinner…

Stuffed Shells with Meat and Spinach over Homemade Tomato Sauce and Melted Mozzarella By The Gourmet Farm Girl 12 Barilla Jumbo Shells (or your favorite

Family Favorite…

Traditional Holiday Stuffing By The Gourmet Farm Girl 10-12 cups dried bread (cubed) 1 cup celery plus celery leaves chopped¼ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves½

Gone Fishing…

When growing up on the farm I remember riding my bike up the road to a creek that cut it’s way through the fields. It was called the

Fall Dessert Idea…Sam’s Club demo..

 Farm Girl Peach Crumble by The Gourmet Farm Girl 7-8 fresh medium size peaches (reserving 1 half peach for garnish)½ cup brown sugar¼ cup

Cool Summer Time Dessert…

Strawberry Shortbread Ice-Box Cake by The Gourmet Farm Girl This recipe is an original design for one of my Ice-Box Cakes. It is a wonderful dessert on a warm Summer’s

Week-end Breakfast…

Baked Hashbrowns with Cheesy Eggs and Veggies  The Gourmet Farm Girl 10 – 12 eggs (depending on the size of your ramekin) 3-4 tablespoons milk

Holiday Breakfast…

Impress your family or house guests this holiday season with this delicious and easy breakfast using frozen puff pastry. This recipe makes two servings at

Warm Your Bones with Soup…

Creamy Tomato SoupBy The Gourmet Farm Girl 2 Tablespoons Butter2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil2 cloves garlic minced½ cup chopped green onions½ cup chopped celery

Great Side Dish…

Pasta with Garden Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs By the Gourmet Farm Girl 1/4 pound thin spaghetti noodles (enough to yield 2-3 cups cooked)1 cup yellow pear tomatoes (or

A New Creation…

I remember a meal my mother used to make with round steak and tomato sauce. Looking back it was actually a version of Steak Pizzaiola.

Sweet Corn Season…

When growing up on the farm I recall every August when the sweet corn turned ripe and the time came to preserve some for the

Lefterover idea…

Onion Flavored Fried Potatoes   By The Gourmet Farm Girl 4-5 leftover baked potatoes (or bake potatoes ahead and refrigerate till ready for use)1 small

Have lots of Zucchini?

If you have a lot of Zucchini, here is a recipe my mother had. Keep in mind (if you’re not canning) you can make this and store

Fire Up the Grill…

Skewered Grilled Steak and Scallops  with Bacon Cream Sauce The Gourmet Farm Girl 1-2 Rib Steaks 6-8 Large Sea Scallops ½ Brick of Boursin Gournay

Turnip Time…

Smashed Turnips and Red Skin Potatoes The Gourmet Farm Girl This is an easy and tasty side dish.  It gives regular smashed or mashed potatoes

The Pot Roast…

Beef Pot Roast with Onions, Carrots and LeeksOver Mashed Potatoes by The Gourmet Farm Girl My mom could cook up a beef roast within a

Have Leftover Ham?

Ham and Split Pea Soup By The Gourmet Farm Girl  1 large ham bone with meat or 3 ham hocks 2 quarts water 2-14.5 oz.cans

Heart Healthy Recipe…

This recipe is simple, full of flavor and good for you foods. The latest NEW product by The Gourmet Farm Girl. All soup mixes are designed to

Simply delish!

French Tarragon is the unique flavor in this dish… Chicken Chowder with Fresh Vegetables By The Gourmet Farm Girl 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut

Spring Supper…

Chicken Thighs and Vegetable Medley By The Gourmet Farm Girl 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken thighs4 strips smoked bacon1 small yellow onion (chopped)3 small potatoes

North South Soup…with Glory Foods

Vegetable Soup with Blackeye Peas and Sweet Potatoes By The Gourmet Farm Girl I have made many pots of soup over the years and veggie soup is

Cold Weather Favorite…

Chicken Stew By The Gourmet Farm Girl 2-3 Tablespoons Olive oil2 stalks celery + the light green leaves (chopped)1 med size carrot (chopped)2 cloves garlic

It’s Chili Time…

Farm Girl Chili Original Recipe by The Gourmet Farm Girl 1 pound lean ground beef½ pound ground pork1 medium onion chopped4 Tablespoons chili powder (divided)½

For the Seafood Lover…

Seafood Chowder By The Gourmet Farm Girl Let’s all keep in mind and send out a prayer concerning the tragedy on the Golf and the

Beef Vegetable Soup

The secret ingredient…homemade tomato juice! You will need 1 ½ – 2 ½ lb’s of good stew meat or cut up some of your own

Lookin Good…

 The Gourmet Farm Girl Soup Mixes have a brand new look.    Complete with Nutritional  information  (very healthy by-the-way) and bar coded.   Same price of $8.00

The Gourmet Farm Girl Cookbook

Available on Amazon (The Gourmet Farm Girl Cookbook Volume 1)http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985927909/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_pHAcqb0J1D7BM … via @amazon

Garden Memories…

 This was one of my favorite meals growing up. I loved to go to the garden and pick green peppers for this particular meal. Just

Make it yourself Salad Dressings

It is a simple idea, just mix vinegar and oil together and you have a salad dressing, or vinaigrette. Of course we are asking nothing

Winter’s Comfort Food….

When I was growing up on the farm I remember my mother making a potato soup with the biggest (rivels) dumplings on top. Grandma called them rivels,

Events

Mid- America Restaurant Expo January 13 -14 2019 Sunday Jan. 13 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday Jan. 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00

New Location

New Location for The Gourmet Farm Girl Soups and Chili 115 Clay Street Bowling Green, Ohio 43402   www.calicosageandthyme.com

It’s Outdoor Party Season…

All 4 flavors of The Gourmet Farm Girl chili is available in the Natural Food section at Kroger’s. (select stores in the main grocery isle) There are

It’s Peony Flower Season…

The Peony Flower My grandmother had a picket fence built many years ago. I remember as a young girl growing up on the farm the

New opportunity awaits…

  I’m very honored to be accepted into the  Specialty Food Association.   Very exciting to be a part of and the support and opportunities

Spring Thoughts…

 I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I

A New Look…

 The Gourmet Farm Girl Seasoning Blendshave a brand new look.   Now in a 8 oz. clear bottle with a shaker and pour cap.  

Easy Rich and Cheesey Potatoes & Ham

Individual Escalloped Potatoes and Ham Casseroles         Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees   Spray with cooking oil or butter 2- 16 oz. size casserole

The Gourmet Farm Girl Featured…

Sawmill Creek Resort to feature The Gourmet Farm Girl LLC for a Tapas event Friday October 23, 2015 400 Sawmill Creek, Huron Ohio 44839.This will

Kroger Event

      Kroger Sampling Event 5161 Hempstead Village Square New Albany, OH 43054   Saturday October 17th 2015from 10am-2:00pm   Lot’s of local Ohio

Grandma’s Apron…

I don’t think that many of us think about what an apron is. I have always loved an apron…think about the following,   The principal use of Grandma’s apron was

Past and Present…

One of my favorite nooks in our home…the vintage farm photo, grandma’s painted dish, grandpa’s stand with wash bowl and pitcher and my hydrangea’s from

Mark Your Calendar’s …

  • Over 300 partners and exhibitors• Kids and family activities• Craft Beer Night• 80+ holiday artists and crafters COME SEE US AT THE EXPO

New Products!

  Almost here…my 3 new flavors of soups coming out soon. Garden Harvest Curry with Lentils, just the right amount of heat with a smooth

Independence !

July 4th 2015  From my home to yours….       Enjoy the weekend everyone and our Freedom! “The Gourmet Farm Girl”  

New Location…

  The Gourmet Farm Girl Chili’s are now at SOUTHERN SEASON    Chapel Hill, North Carolina University Mall – 201 S. Estes Drive Chapel

Memorial Day 2015

  Let us never forget those who gave their life and let’s pay respect to those who have come home!   Enjoy Your Memorial Day

It’s Herb Time…

  2015     If you like to grow and cook with Herbs don’t miss this event on Saturday May 9, 2015 – 9am-4pm (Rain

April 22 is Earth Day!

  Happy Earth Day! April 22, 2015   Celebrate and Appreciate…it’s the only earth we have!  

Winter Walk…

It was a beautiful morning to take a walk in the fresh snow that fell overnight. It was crisp and quite in the woods until Mr. Redhead

American Made…

  I received a nice email yesterday from the owner of this site…click on the link below to read about The Gourmet Farm Girl products and a lot

Winter Farmers Market…

Happy New Year Everyone! The Indoor Farmers Marketis here to provide your New Year desires for cooking healthy- Saturday, January 10th 9- noon   The

Columbus Underground Reviews TGFG Chili!

Ohio’s Own: Farmhouse Chili  December 24, 2014 10:53 am Chili season has arrived. And while buying chicken noodle soup off the shelves of a grocery

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas Everyone!from“The Gourmet Farm Girl”  

Buckeye Chili has Arrived…

  New Item! Buckeye Chili  by “The Gourmet Farm Girl”   This is a mildly spiced chili with a cilantro undertone and packed full of pinto beans, kidney

Need a Unique Gift for the Holidays!

Shop this weekend December 5th-7th at the Ohio State Fairgrounds Bricker Building from 10:00am-8:00pm. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5:00pm on Sunday.       I will

New Location and Sampling Event!

    Holiday Sampling Event at Raisin Rack in WestervilleSaturday October 25th     I will be sampling all four of my chili’s from 10:30 to

New Location…

New Location!The Hill’s Market 7860 Olentangy River RoadColumbus, Ohio 43015      All 4 flavors of The Gourmet Farm Girl Chili are available at the Worthington

Take a Trip to the Country!

Chili’s are available at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm 2920 St Rt. 203 near Radnor.  This is a seasonal store and the farm is open for the

Simplicities…

There is just something special about fresh picked  flowers from the garden! Something so simple can bring such joy…  have a blessed day everyone!    

New Location!

 Chili is on the Shelves at Huffman’s Market 2140 Tremont Center Upper Arlington OH 43221. I will be sampling this Friday September 19th between 3:00-6:00pm.   Stop

New Chili’s

New Flavors are Here…   I have added two more flavors to my Chili line -Garden Harvest and Spicy Bean.   Garden Harvest is full of

New Location…

Join The Gourmet Farm Girl Product Sampling at   The Galena Vault Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting               Date: April 5, 2014          Time: 10:00 AM

From Across the Pond…

I have returned from Europe, thought I would share some photos of the trip. Here are a few of the sights from England…   Have a great day! “The

Welcome October!

October…one of the most beautiful months in the year. There are many changes in nature taking place and still so much beauty left from summer

New Location…

New Location for “The Gourmet Farm Girl” line of  Products   Harvest at the Woodward in Mt. Vernon    https://www.facebook.com/harvestatthewoodward   Check out this great store…their

Week-end Event…

  “The Gourmet Farm Girl”  will be at the Old Worthington Market Day     Saturday September 14th from 9:00am until 4:00pm.   Over 250

Ohio Proud Event at Easton…

  I will be at Easton Town Center for the 2013 Fall Harvest Ohio Proud Event this Saturday- Setember14th from 10:00am to 6:00pm  (The market

Columbus Dispatch Event…

 “The Gourmet Farm Girl”  will be at the Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show  and Holiday Fest. Friday Sept. 6th: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday:

For Amber Waves of Grain…

America the Beautiful    Words were written by Katharine Lee Bates, The melody by Samuel Ward     O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of

The Gourmet Farm Girl Story on TV…

“The Gourmet Farm Girl”  will be on Channel 6/ FOX 28 WSYX/WTTE/ MyTV at 7:45 am on Fox and 12:45 pm on ABC reported by Ashley Yore.  

ZestFest 2013 is in Columbus

Don’t miss out!  “The Gourmet Farm Girl” will be at the ZestFest 2013 June 28, 29 and 30th Anyone who appreciates the zesty things in life

Memorial Day 2013

In honor of all who have given so much… Enjoy your Memorial Day and a Life of Freedom!   “The Gourmet Farm Girl”

It’s Outdoor Market Season…

Ready… Set…Go!   The Pearl Market starts tomorrow May 14th!    Located downtown in the alleyways between Broad, High, Gay and Third Streets, Pearl Market energizes

It’s Herb Day Again…

  I will be at the Ohio Herb Education Herb Day Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Creekside Park and Plaza, 123 Mill Street in Gahanna from 9am

Getting Ready for Fresh Pickens!

The Garden Boxes are ready for the season! Some early plantings of onions and carrots… Cabbage, Cauliflower and Broccoli are planted…   Early Peas… Strawberries are in

Earth Day 2013

 I spent this past weekend in the beautiful Hocking Hills hiking through Old Mans Cave and Cedar Falls. I thought I would share these photos for Earth

Happy Easter…

These two love birds were outside my window this Easter morning… It was a beautiful reminder of how much our Heavenly Father loves us… through Jesus

Spring Begins…

So, the calendar says March 20th is the first day of Spring! However, Mother Nature is still promoting Winter; look what I spotted hanging on

Event Reminder!

  Visit The Gourmet Farm Girl at the Spring Fling, Business and Community ExpoThe New Albany Chamber is sponsoring a showcase of businesses and community organizations at the

Meet me at the Market…

New Albany Winter Farmers Market 9:00 – noon Saturday, January 26 Ministry Center of the Church of the Resurrection (6300 Dublin-Granville Road)  Merchants at the

Inspiration for Your Week…

  Aspen Colorado 2012    “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling”Margaret Lee Runbeck   White River Mountain Co.

A New Year…

Happy 2013!   Buddy and Simon have no idea it’s a brand new year… They just know it’s a brand new snow to have some fun

Don’t forget…

New Albany’s Winter Farmers Market   Saturday December 22nd from 9am to Noon       Located at the Church of the Resurrection Ministry Center

Need a Unique Gift Idea?

“The Gourmet Farm Girl Cookbook”on Sale for the Holiday Season!$19.99 + 3.50 shipping(Regular Retail Price $24.95) 150 Pages with Color Phoots of Each Recipe Stories

History Hosts Local Artisans…

“The Gourmet Farm Girl” line of products are available at “The Seiter House” a beautiful Early America home (circa 1825). The store is located in

The Garden Bed…

I have put most of my garden boxes to bed for the winter…I guess Simon decided he would use it as his bed. I was

Veterans Day…

  Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. Edith Cavell       Blessed are the peacemakers… Matthew 5:9

Gift Sets Now Available…

    “The Gourmet Farm Girl Gift Sets” are now available. This complete gift set is nestled in a 12×12 inch heavy cardboard box and  includes all six

New Product Line…

There here…Six different Balsamic Vinegars and Five Extra Virgin Olive Oils Apple, Fig, Honey, Pear, Cherry, Golden BalsamicMisson Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rosemary, Italian Herb, Lime and

The Fall Garden…

Autumn arrives this weekend but the garden doesn’t seem to know that. Mother nature is still producing vegetables and flowers (yes… I planted more mid summer) So I

Introducing!

Blackening Seasoning   The Gourmet Farm Girl product line has a new member. This blend is a perfect combination of herbs and spices on fish,

As Summer Comes to it’s Close…

Isn’t He Handsome…   If only we could look at the beauty of our life, of this planet, and of humanity as we look at the

Mother Nature at Her Best…

I had the opportunity last evening to view a documentary film about the threat and disappearance of our bees. I say “our bees” because the

Use Those Garden Vegetables…

Bratwurst with Garden Vegetables and Pasta By The Gourmet Farm Girl 1 pound bulk bratwurst or 1 pound links (casings removed)2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cloves

1000 Feet Up…

 Hanging Lake in the Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.    Stunning Waterfalls…  Beautiful Limestone Lake Photos taken June 2012 By The Gourmet Farm Girl Enjoy Your Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Photo taken on the trailhead to Hanging Lake Glenwood Canyon Colorado June 2012By The Gourmet Farm Girl On this father’s day I cannot help but to

Horseback Riding in the Rocky’s…

On White River Mountain in the Rocky Mountains. The views were spectacular… I could do this everyday… Have a great day! from “The Gourmet Farm

The Rocky Mountains

I have returned from a week in the Rocky’s. One of my first nature experiences was near the Mount of the Holy Cross. I spotted a

Memorial Day 2012

Georgie slept most of the day… One tired puddy cat… Must be nice… Enjoy Your Day!from“The Gourmet Farm Girl”

Dirty Dog…

With the addition of two new garden boxes we had some dirt hauled in. Our beagle decided he liked this…he was king of the hill for several days!  

The Garden continued…

Cabbage Peas The Lettuce Garden Chives in Bloom  Lilacs in Bloom Wisteria Enjoy Your Day! from The Gourmet Farm Girl

Big Moon Risen…

With the biggest moon of the year appearing Saturday nite; we just had to take some pictures. These were taken from our back porch.  

Announcement …

Come out and support Ohio Vendors at the Ohio Proud Day event at the North Market 59 Spruce St. Columbus Ohio Saturday May 5th from 8am to 5:00

Earth Day…

And nature,the old nurse, took The child upon the knee, Saying, “Here is a story book  My father hath writ for thee Come, wander

The Garden Continued…

Herb Garden is Growing… Spinach is Growing… Lettuce is Growing… I can Almost Taste the Salad… Peas are are Growing… Cabbage is Growing… Strawberries are

Upcoming Event

I will be a vendor at the Ohio Senior Citizen’s Vendor Fair, at Glenross Golf Club, 231 Club House Drive, Delaware, OH 43015 Join us for our

Simple Beauty…

I just love this time of the year…it’s so full of life and simple pleasures.  Here are a few photos I took of God’s creations.   To

Spring Planting…and Growing…

With the mild winter and early spring weather a lot of my garden is up and growing. These beautiful sunny and warm days have allowed

Memories of the Past…

I posted these photos several years ago of my two sons playing (working) at getting their tractor repaired and ready for the fields. They are both grown

Sunday Morning…

Paying attention to the world around us is a form of praise. It’s an expression of gratitude for what we have been given. ~Pattiann Rogers~

Good Morning…

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. I John 5:14

Simple Blessings…

If something in us must change, spending time in nature  is a good beginning. ~Malidoma Patrice Some, The Healing Wisdon of Africa Have a Blessed

Good Morning…

John 14:1-27 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in GOD, believe also in me. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give

Groundhog Day in Ohio

Buckeye Chuck predicts a short winter…and here in Ohio I would say he is correct…  There is evidence everywhere that he is right…   The bulbs are waking up…

What a Lovely Couple…

  Look at these two beauties outside my kitchen window on this cold winters morning    A Thought for Today… Promise only what you can deliver Then

New Product…

NEW SEASONING BLEND…This is a wonderful combination of herbs and spices that compliments lamb. It also works well with fowl or game.   Order through the  ETSY 

The Time Has Come…

As time passes us into another year… as the sun sets upon this day  May we count our blessings and remember all the good things  that

Holiday Shopping Fun!

If you live in the Central Ohio area stop by Vito’s Wine Bar in downtown Delaware on Tuesday December 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm.  There will

The Fresh Cut Christmas Tree…

When I was a young girl growing up on the farm my best friend lived just a few miles away or a walk through our woods that

New Product…

Just in time for the Holiday’s…Cranberry, Thyme and Peppercorn Infused Vinegar Blend. Makes a wonderful salad dressing!  Order through email if local to central Ohio gourmetfarmgirl@yahoo.com or

The Final Days of Autumn…

Autumn officially ends on Dec 20th, yet nature is slowly showing us the signs of a new winter  that is soon to come… The Moon comes early… The Mums

Herbal Infused Vinegar Set

Mix and match these flavorful infused vinegars for a delicious salad dressing or marinade. Choose from Blueberry, Basil and Lemon vinegar, Pear, Rosemary and Orange

Thank you!

 Thank you everyone for the Birthday wishes…I had a great day with family and friends and a wonderful  time for Harvest Day at the Ohio

Having Fun!

Finally…no rain today!      I hope you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon as much as these two did! The Gourmet Farm Girl, Buddy and Simon!

Is There Anything as Cute as a Puppy?

Our Newest Family Member “Simon” Simon was adopted from the Delaware County Humane Society Delaware Ohio  September 28, 2011  Making himself at home… Buddy was also adopted

Thoughts for Today…

You will never face a problem that’s not charged with opportunity. Do for others with no desire of returned favors. We all should plant some trees

America’s Foundation of Faith

Faith makes it wholly possible to quietly endure the violent world around us for in GOD we are secure. Faith is a force that is

A Day Well Spent…

 If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And, counting, find One self-denying deed, one word

In the Garden…

In every garden there are beautiful blooms… Colorful simplicities… Good for you vegetables…  Mother Nature at her best…   And… a Garden Barn!  New project in The

The Test of Time…

This ol’ tree has stood strong and survived for many years. Building a Firm Foundation of Faith Faith is a force that is greater Than knowledge or

Morning Walk…

The creek bottom was full of wild flowers…  Georgie decided to come along.  The white circle is a HUGE spider web. I just had to

The New Garden…con’t.

The new perennial garden is coming together. Dwarf Fountain Grass, Hydrangea, Delphinium, Blanket Flower and Black Eye Susan’s  Potted Mint, Eucalyptus, Tickseed and Aster The new

Is it Hot?

 After the rain… There is so much moisture in the air you can see it…   Buddy doesn’t seem to mind the heat and

Unique Patio Plant…

Perique Tobacco Nicotiana Tabacum Re-seeding Annual  Attracks Hummingbirds and Moths I purchased this plant in early May for a unique potted plant idea. It has grown

Sunday Morning Garden…

  Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have eyes to see them. John Ruskin 

The Garden con’t…

Welcome back to the garden… Things are coming together with the new garden. There are now two Wisteria’s on the arbor. One is an early

The New Garden…con’t.

 The New Garden is coming together…a Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire will be the center piece.     The corners have perennials such as Larkspur and Bleeding

The Holiday Weekend

  The Holiday weekend has come and gone for another year. Mine was spent relaxing with family, friends, and our canine companions.         Enjoy your

The New Garden…

   With the nice weather finally arriving on a weekend; we were able to get the frame work completed for my new garden. We

A Few Thoughts for Today…

 The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. Albert Einstein I have

Homegrown Berries…

When I was growing up on the farm I remember my mother having a strawberry patch. I was very young and what I remember the

Garden Time…

  With the  nice weather for the past two weekends,  I have been able to get the garden planted. I have added another 4×8 bed and

California’s Agriculture…

While in Palm Springs I had the chance to see some of the local farms outside of the city. Corn growing next to desert palms 

Desert Beauties…

   Photos taken May 2011 Palm Springs California, Joshua Tree National Forest, Mojave Dessert By The Gourmet Farm Girl

The Rain…

 God sends the rain…   to bring life and beauty…  It can bring disappointment to the end of a sunny day…   Yet HIS promise still holds

Herb Day is Coming…

For those of you in central Ohio that would like something different to do this weekend… May Herb Day SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011 9am-4pm Location: Creekside

I Went to the Desert by The Sea…

The Salton Sea is a saline, rift located directly on the San Andreas Fault in California’s Imperial Valley. The lake occupies the lowest elevations of

The Beloved…

1995-2011 (photo taken  3/26/11)  Our dear  Ozzy (Jimmy)…to the Heavens may he rest. From Christmas 1995 as a gift to Brian’s children …till this day

Easter

HE DIED AND HE HAS RISEN… I ASK MYSELF “WHO AM I” THAT GOD SHOULD SEND HIS ONLY SON…SO MY SALVATION SHOULD BE WONHelen Steiner Rice

The Best Remedy

    The Best Remedy   The Best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be

The Peace of Morning…

I think that I shall never seeA billboard lovely as a tree.Indeed, unless the billboards fallI’ll never see a tree at all.               Ogden Nash

Spring Time Memories…

Grilled Burgers with Provolone, Portabella’s and Green OnionsBy The Gourmet Farm Girl     When I was growing up on the farm,  my mom would fry

Sunday Morning…

 Good Morning…  This Bible belonged to my great- great-great-grandmother on my father’s side of the family. I found it many years ago tucked away in an

Welcome Spring!

Nature is paining for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have eyes to see them.John Ruskin  I never weary

Tybee Island Georgia

Tybee Island Light Station The Lighthouse History Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has

Old Savannah…

I have returned from a wonderful trip in the South… Savannah… Great City… Beautiful buildings… Beautiful sights… Awesome foods… Great Pubs…  Where famous people

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Always remember… True Love “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide (remain) in my love. If you keep my father’s

Spring is coming early…

The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location“ponksad-uteney” which means “the town of the sandflies.”The name woodchuck comes from the Indian legend

Ah…Mother Nature…

Frozen Thyme February has arrived… It’s as if winter has shed tears… Thought for today…If you keep waiting for just the right time, you may

Is it Cold?

Yep…It’s still winter. Make the Most of your days…. ENJOY! from…The Gourmet Farm Girl Photo by Hoard’s Dairyman

Easy Supper Idea…

Stuffed Portabella with Chicken and Cheese By The Gourmet Farm Girl  2- Large Portabella mushrooms1- Chicken breast ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs (or regular

Good Morning…

Watch your thoughts; they become words Watch your words; they become actions Watch your actions; they become habits Watch your habits; they become your character   Watch

Treasures from the Attic…

Sometimes life is not about the food.  When growing up on the farm I used to love to climb the old winding staircase that took me to

Good Morning…

Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven. John 3:6 Have a blessed Sunday… The Gourmet Farm Girl

Welcome 2011

As winter continues to set in; may we see it’s beauty through the cold…  As we anticipate the coming of spring may we enjoy each

The New Year Awaits…

I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.I am your next opportunity to practice what you have learned about

Good Morning…

This beautiful guy was at my kitchen window this morning…  Nice way to start the day! Enjoy yours… The Gourmet Farm Girl

Merry Christmas

A Son Is Born For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:

Christmas Eve…

As I reflect on the many Christmas‘s that have come and gone…I can honestly say that there hasn’t been any one year better than another. Each

Stocking Stuffer Idea…

    RECIPES Every Man Should Know By Susan Russo and Brett Cohen   I had the pleasure of meeting Susan this past summer when I was giving

My Winter Walk…

December  Snow 2010 Sunday afternoon… Buddy enjoyed the snow… Georgie not so much…  The snow adds to the beauty of the season…     Look who wants

Holiday History…

The Candy Cane can be traced back to Germany in 1670. Legend has it that the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral handed out sugar sticks

Sunday Morning…

Sometimes the road of life seems long as we travel through the years And, with a heart that’s broken and eyes brimful of tears, We

Happy Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving 2010 When the holidays approach I cannot help but to think back on times growing up on the farm and how special  it was with

Farm Girl Memories…

While in Chicago this past week I had the privilege to visit  The Art Institite of Chicago. This particular painting captured my attention; it reminded me

Good Morning…

For I am the Lord , your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you.  Do not fear;  I will help you. Isaiah

Supper Time…

Crusty Parmesan, Mozzarella and Spinach Chicken Rolls By The Gourmet Farm Girl 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts4-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 small onion chopped5 garlic

Comfort Food…

Chicken a la King By The Gourmet Farm Girl 2 boneless chicken breasts2 cups chicken broth1 bay leaf½ cup dry white wine2 Tablespoons vegetable oil2

Good Morning…

The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him:  your heart shall live forever… Psalm 22:26 Have a peacful Sunday! The

New Creation…

Over the past few years I have been introduced to Indian cuisine and fell in love with it. Here is my recipe using the flavors of

Halloween 2010

Vintage Halloween Post Card by Raphael Tuck Co. I found this old post card years ago in the farm house where I grew up. It was addressed to

Better than Halloween???

Character’s of the Past I found these pictures among my grandma’s photos after she had passed. I’m not sure as to whom they all were and

Can you feel the change?

As the seasons change…so may we change. Change is a good thing, it renews the spirit!Rest easy… The Gourmet Farm Girl  

Fall Morning…

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

The Beauty in Weeds…

Enjoy the simple things!                           Photos by The Gourmet Farm Girl

The Harvest…

Fall in Ohio…    God Bless the Farmer…  Enjoy your day…from The Gourmet Farm Girl! 

Just some thoughts…

There is always a window to opportunity! People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve

Morning Walk…

Join me… So peaceful…  I could of stayed out here all day… The sounds from the birds were invigorating!  Just simple beauty… ENJOY Your Day! The Gourmet

Lazy Days…

This little guy stopped by for a visit…  He sat on the porch table for quite awhile…  He didn’t seem to mind being photographed…  I was a bit

Thank you!

Thank you everyone for the Birthday Wishes yesterday! It was a beautiful fall day and a wonderful 50th celebration!  I am truly blessed! The Gourmet Farm Girl

Harvest Day on Saturday…

Just a reminder…I will be at the Ohio Herb Education Center HARVEST DAY 2010 STEP BACK IN THYME” SATURDAY OCTOBER 9 from lO AM –

Good Morning…

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,  faith, meekness, temperance: against  such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 Have a Blessed

Good Morning…

Welcome October…. Have a peacful day! ENJOY! The Gourmet Farm Girl

The Canning Process 100 years ago…

The Conservo Made in the early 1900’s by The Swartzbaugh Mfg. Co. Toledo, Ohio  This piece has been a treasure of mine for many years…

New items…

The Gourmet Farm Girl products are now available at  Wayside Flower Shoppe in New Albany   The Shoppe has beautiful floral arrangements along with fall mums and  unique

All In a Day…

Took time out to make deliveries and when I returned…  This poor guy was standing when I left this morning…??? Guess who?…did not like Scare Crow! Have a

Oh My Sweet Dumpling…

The Sweet Dumpling Squash  I came upon this beauty at the market and just had to try it out. I love acorn squash baked in

Harvest Day Info…

Ohio Herb Education Center HARVEST DAY 2010 STEP BACK IN THYME”   SATURDAY OCTOBER 9 from lO AM – 4PM LOCATION: 110 and 116 MILL STREET, GAHANNA

Good Night…

The Last Sunday of the Summer…  Faith is not an emotion, It is an objective trust placed in a very real God. “And a righteous

Ohio State Buckeyes…

The Gourmet Farm Girl’s Chocolate Buckeye’s are now available at Fuzziwigs Candy Factory at The Tuttle Mall and Polaris Fashion Place Columbus, Ohio  Go Bucks!

Autumn Comes a Calling…

and brings it’s beauty   photos taken by The Gourmet Farm Girl outside my back door… Good Night!

The Gourmet Farm Girl’s newest items…

Vintage Soap and Lotion Dispensers Specialty handcrafted bowls with  The Gourmet Farm Girl colors.  Introducing new packaging for The Gourmet Farm Girl spice blends, the

Gentle Breezes…

I love the late day sun, especially on a beautiful early fall day… With the temperature in the mid 70’s the fresh air and sunlight coming into the

Fall Harvest with The Gourmet Farm Girl

Announcement….  I will be in Gahanna at The Ohio Herb Education Center Thursday October 14th for a double cooking class. The class starts at 6:30 pm with Infused Olive Oil

Simple Pleasures…

Welcome to my Kitchen… Have a Beautiful Friday! Photos taken by The Gourmet Farm Girl 

Grandma’s China…

Do you have a special set of dishes or just a few pieces of china and wondered where you could find more to complete the

In the Garden at night…

Picking tomatoes…right before dark last evening… Have a new canned product today… With a few of the other garden goodies! I will be sharing as soon

An expression of praise to God…

The Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him, all creatures here below  Praise Him above the Heavenly host Praise Father, Son and

It’s all Herbs…

I have been very busy the past few days getting ready for my classes at the Ohio Herb Education Center in Gahanna…here I’am in action this

The Bug at Night…

I captured this photo last evening while taking a break on the porch….amazing what goes on without our knowing…thanks to a flash! The Gourmet Farm Girl

Here Kitty Kitty…

Look at what I found in some old photo albums… I never realized my fondness of cats… Did I spoil these kitties or what? (I still

Good Morning…

On a hike through the Smoky Mountains… the beauty is breathtaking… God speaks in many ways… Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid…for

Supper idea…

BLT Grilled Chicken Breast with Mozzarella The Gourmet Farm Girl This recipe is for 2 sandwiches; double or triple if serving more 2 skinless boneless

Land of the Cherokee Indians

When the great Smoky Mountains were discovered in the 1700’s by European’s they discoverd a tribe of Indians that were one of the most culturally

A simple life…

In these meadow lands of the Great Smoky Mountains sits an old church with a captive presence of days that have passed. Its simplicity speaks of

The Great Smoky Mountains

Good Morning!  I have returned from a short vacation in the Smoky Mountains…. here are  some of the beautiful views… I will be cooking soon and

The Day has Closed…

Nightime…and it’s beauty. The Peace and Understanding that God Gives….may you all be blessed! Enjoy your evening… The Gourmet Farm Girl

County Fair Time…

Crawford County Fair  1848-2010 The county fair was always one of the great anticipations of the summer and a big event for kids growing up

The Garden at Night…

I love this time of the day.   We have corn! Look who has arrived…  Look who else has arrived… Okay…enough! Have a great night!  The

Good Morning…

Simple pleasures can bring a peace to one’s soul… Sunday July 11, 2010 If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you

Upcoming Events in Gahanna…

For those in the Columbus Ohio area, I will be at the Ohio Herb Education Center next weekend for these two events.  The Gourmet Farm Girl’s

Week-end vacation!

Spent the holiday weekend swimming in, lying on and looking at this… See the turtle? Pure peacefulness…

Happy Birthday America!

 4th of July 2010   God Bless America! God Bless Us All… Have a great holiday weekend! The Gourmet Farm Girl

Picken Peppers…

The Garden is producing peppers already. So I have been picken peppers! Here is a great recipe for stuffing them. This can be an appetizer or a side

The Fruits of Labor…

All in a moment… Yes…that is a Bee! This is Mother Nature at Her Best! Remember to Thank Your Maker… Photos by The Gourmet Farm

Good Night…

I picked wild flowers this evening…perfect end to the day. The Gourmet Farm Girl The Sun has Finished this day as well…                                    Good Night…and may

1 Year Anniversary

 My husband and I were married this day one year ago… The yard was in full bloom and our family and friends witnessed our vows

Ahhh…Summer time!

Sangria Style Raspberry Sun Tea by The Gourmet Farm Girl This is a very refreshing summer time drink. Great when entertaining family and friends…I hope

Farm Life and Women Power…

I’m not sure who the young woman is on the tractor. This photo was in my grandmother’s photo album so I thought I would share it.

Good Night…

First Evening of Summer… Beginning of Summer 2010 Photo taken at Home Sweet Home Now by The Gourmet Farm Girl 

Good Morning…

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find: knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks

Warm Spring Nights…

My fresh cut bouquets …wonderful end to the day!(I picked a few sprigs of first season Lavender)   Lavender is in Bloom…God Bless and Good-Night! from

Farm Garden Memories…

Wilted Lettuce The Gourmet Farm Girl This dish was a regular item at the dinner table during the Spring and early Summer on the farm.

A Meal for Dad…

Strip Steak with Grilled Portabella Mushrooms and Blue Cheese Sauce The Gourmet Farm Girl This weekend is Father’s Day…let’s not forget our men! This is one

Sunday Morning…

My Garden of Prayer My garden beauties my yard and adds fragrance to the air… But  it is also MY CATHERDAL, and MY QUITE PLACE

Good Night…

God is Always Speaking… The Gourmet Farm Girl

My First Cook Book…

As some of you may know I am working on my first Cook Book as The Gourmet Farm Girl. Little did I realize I already had a

After the Storm…

Sunday June 6, 2010 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become  new…

The Picket Fence and Peony Flowers

One of my favorite flowers… The Peony 1930’s My grandmother had a picket fence built many years ago. I remember as a kid the beautiful

The Garden in Finished…

A Garden of the Lord Oh, to have one’s soul under heavy cultivation, no wilderness, but a garden of the Lord, walled around by grace,

Just Another Day…

I found this brownie recipe years ago in a magazine. I remember making brownies for my kids. My daughter coming home from after school activities

Spring Rain…

Good Morning…after more Spring rain the sun is out and shinning this Sunday May 23,2010 Photos from earlier in the week after the rain… The

Spring Salad continued…

Peppered Pork Tenderloin The Gourmet Farm Girl This is a great way to season meat and slice into medallions for a salad topping or keep

Visit to the Spring Garden…

Sunday was a beautiful day compared to today’s rain; I managed to get the rest of my Summer garden planted, this rain will be a

Family Treasures…

Good Morning…  Sunday May 16,2010 Family Bibles from Germany 1875 and 1881 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the

The Spring Garden keeps on giving…

I picked some radishes today…matter of fact I picked a lot of radishes today…so my next project is to come up with a recipe to use these

Sixty-five years ago…

Picture of the local Church where my grandparents attended I found a pamphlet about the Fortieth Anniversary of the Dedication of the St. John’s Evangelical

ACME COFFEE AD

If life today were as simple as it seemed so many years ago…? What would we do?How would we react? No fast coffee, no fast food…just the

I’m back…

  I’m home from my Spring Break!  Had a great time and it was wonderful to visit some of the local eateries of the Florida coast.

Little Bit of History…

Old Advertising Piece for Farm Equipment By the Shunk Plow Co, Bucyrus Ohio from the Gourmet Farm Girl’s personal collection   My research on this

The Freezer Beef is here…

Grilled Rib Steaks with Basil Sautéed MushroomsThe Gourmet Farm Girl I picked up my freezer beef today and filled the freezer full of some great

Years ago…

191 years… I found these old calendars and  Farmers Almanac a long time ago…I came across them when cleaning out a cabinet. It is very interesting looking

Does anyone remember this poster?

This picture of these two little boys was very popular in the 1980’s. It was featured in the Country Living and Farm Wife Magazines. I’m

Family Favorite…

This Strawberry Pie recipe was my mother’s recipe. She made many of these beauties over the years. When I was in high school; I remember

Happy Easter…

HE Has RISEN! I hope you all have a Blessed Easter Holiday with family and friends…The Gourmet Farm Girl  ENJOY your day!

No Fooling around…it’s Spring!

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it

Collectibles…

More treasures that belonged to my grandfather and his older brother Here is some information I found on line about these games. Author: Clemens, Rev

Healthy Eating…

Grilled Chicken Salad with Rosemary and Thyme The Gourmet Farm Girl  2-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken BreastsMixture of Salad GreensFresh FruitFeta CheeseSliced Red Onion Mull together the following

Collectibles…

Look at these beautiful oil cloth school books that belonged to my grandfather. I found some information about these treasures on line… 6 ¾” x

Spring Salad!

Butter Lettuce and Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberries and Blue Cheese The Gourmet Farm Girl Easy and delicious salad to make… You can use any

Good Morning…

The Tests of Time… The last Sunday of March 2010   Faith makes it wholly possible to quietly endure the violent world around us, for in

The Big Guys…

These guys are getting ready… It won’t be long now…the corn stubble from last year will soon be turned under Spring 2010 by The Gourmet

Family of the Past

My grandmother (dad’s mother) is the little girl in the front row, next to her mother and little brother. The third boy on the right

It is now SPRING!

Good Morning… from The Gourmet Farm Girl I hope you have a beautiful day…and always remember, true wealth is what you are, not what you

Posts from the Past

Old German Greeting Post The Post is marked 1904, this card has been around for a long time…the stamp has1843 William Mc Kinley 1901 It has been

Spring Salads…

Spring Salad with Roasted Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese  The Gourmet Farm Girl  With Spring close by I have been in the mood for salads,

Healthy Dessert…

I love chocolate…who doesn’t? Here is a great way to enjoy a sweet treat and get some health benefits Take a 1 oz piece of

March 2010

Welcome March! The Gourmet Farm Girl                     Still a lot of snow…but were getting closer to Spring! 

Light and Yummy!

I seen this done on Food Network and thought I would give it a try…Gourmet Farm Girl style of course! All you need is some Won

Don’t Ever Give Up!!!

I found this picture in one of my cookbooks. My mother was going through cancer when my daughter colored this picture, over 20 years ago.

Sixty-six years ago…Winter!

You think we have a lot of snow here is central Ohio…take a look at this newspaper clipping I found in a box of memorabilia

Morning Walk…

Winter Tranquility…February 2010                  Buddy spotted the cat and went on the chase… Sent Georgie up a tree… Safe now…

Southern Dishes..

My son Josh is coming home for a visit. He has been in the Carolina’s for the past few months. One of his favorite recipes is from

Infused Oil

Infused Olive OilThe Gourmet Farm GirlInfusion is the outcome of steeping plants with a desired flavour in water or oil. The first recorded use of

Remembering

I heard disturbing news today…My oldest son called and said that “our neighbor our friend has passed on”…he had only been diagnosed a few weeks

Garlic…a great flavor

Garlic…a great flavor Slice a few cloves and put into a bottle of white wine vinegar with some fresh chives and parsley. Let sit for a few

Meatloaf

Meatloaf…who on earth made the first one? Or better yet, who came up with the fine idea of grinding up some meat, adding fillers and

Welcome to my Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog about farm life in America and the great food that goes with it! I was raised on a dairy