Recipe: Pumpkin with Walnuts and Sage

Pumpkins will cook at different rates and will have variable sweetness. Any winter squash will work well in this dish, which can be amplified with cheese and bacon. INGREDIENTS 2 small pumpkins 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped but not finely 3 to 4 tablespoons sage, chopped 1/4 cup thin-sliced shallots, lightly browned, optional 3/4 cup grated […]

Why You Should Make Homemade Dairy Products

If you can find the time, you can have a rewarding experience by making your own dairy products. You can make milk, cheese, yogurt, and other commonly bought dairy items.


10 Tips For The Perfect Pizza

From the crust to the toppings, more goes into making a drool-worthy pizza than simply piecing ingredients together.

Raclette, the Swiss-Can’t-Miss

Photo by Judith Hausman Raclette is a Swiss dish, based on heating cheese and scraping off the melted portion.  Raclette is the quintessential Swiss winter food, simpler even than fondue. I’ve eaten it authentically only once, sitting with friends around an open fireplace. Our host held half a wheel of cheese up to the flames, and […]

Mm-mmm, Milk!

When Uzzi and I were little kids, we drank milk from bottles. It was good! Then Mom said we got too old for milk, and we started eating hay instead.

Salami Bites

Serve up simple sandwiches of meat and cheese to appease hungry appetites.

Chèvre to Gouda Cheese: Less is Better

Sometimes less of a high-quality thing beats heaps of average. Take cheese, for example. For our farmstead feasts, we’ve learned to focus on using local, high-quality, European-style or artisanal cheeses.