The Home Grown Farm

February, 2015

The Home Grown Mom’s Green Chile Stew

Directions: 1.  Drizzle olive oil in your stew pot, turn heat on medium-high, add your beef, and sprinkle flour on top. Cook until the meat is browned. 2.  Add your onions, potatoes, garlic, and salt to the meat and cook till the onion and garlic are fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. 3.  Add remaining ingredients and […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Shepherd Pie

Directions: 1.  In large skillet, sauté onion and garlic until fragrant (about 2 minutes) and add beef.  Brown meat until it is fully cooked. 2.  Add mushrooms and other vegetables and stir to combine. 3.  Crush beef bouillon on top of the mixture and then sprinkle ¼ cup of flour on top of that and […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Perfect Pie Crust

Directions: 1.  Combine flour and salt and use a pastry knife to cut in the Crisco till the mixture is well blended with mostly lentil-sized chunks. 2.  Crack one egg into a small dish and whisk briefly before adding to your crust.  Wash that dish and add cold water and a few ice cubes.  Swirl […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Sautéed Veg

Directions: 1.  Slice vegetables and place in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Drizzle olive oil on top of the veg and then stir to lightly coat. 2.  Place lid on pan, slightly askew to let air escape, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes.  If you’re using a firm vegetable, add in up to […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Calabacitas

Directions: 1.  In a large pan combine olive oil, onions, and garlic.  Saute over medium-high heat until fragrant. 2.  Add sliced squash, the corn kernels, and up to ¼ cup water.  You be the judge of how much water is required to help soften the corn and squash just a bit.  We’re looking for just […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Homemade Italian Dressing (kinda-sorta like Newman’s Own)

Directions: Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake to combine.  Allow the flavors to settle for a few minutes before pouring over your salad.

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The Homegrown Mom’s Eggplant Parmesan

Directions: Put on a pot of water for the noodles and cook them at any point in the process once the water starts boiling. Once cooked, I leave the water in the pot and let the noodles sit in a strainer until we’re ready to serve.  A minute or two before plating the food, drop […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Ratatouille

Directions: 1.  Slice all vegetables into thin discs; wing it with the bell peppers. 2.  Pour one can of tomato paste into the bottom of a 9×13 pan, add 1 tsp parsley, 1 tsp thyme, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil per pan and mix. 3.  Layer the vegetables in rows, alternating as you go and […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Refrigerator Pickles

Directions: 1.  Put prepared cucumbers, onion, and jalapeno in a medium sized bowl. 2.  In a small saucepan combine the salt, vinegar, and sugar over medium-high heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has come to a boil. 3.  Pour the vinegar/sugar mixture over the vegetables and stir. 4.  Transfer to storage container […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Clean-the-Fridge Frittata

Directions: 1.  In a large oven-safe pan, sauté the garlic in the butter/oil over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes (till fragrant). 2.  Add any uncooked vegetables to the pan, reserving vegetables that soften significantly when cooked till last.  I put carrots, bell peppers, squash, onions, potatoes, radishes, beets and the like in first, cook for […]

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