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Tipi Granola

Makes approximately 20 3/4 cup servings  We serve this to tipi guests with our homemade yogurt and an optional dollop of Sweetlife jam; it seems to be a big hit, and the containers routinely come back empty. Bob combined several recipes to get the right balance of nutritious grains & nuts toasted with just enough honey [...]

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The Sweetlife Tipi project

Bob has always wanted to erect a tipi on the property. Our home is filled with Native American art and books; looking out the window at a tipi just felt right to Bob. After years of talking about it (and talking me into the idea), we finally acted on his dream and decided to put [...]

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​Candied Orange Peel and Orange Peel and Ginger Shrub

 This recipe comes via Umbria and Letitia Mattiacci, whose cookbook A Kitchen with a View is filled with regional homestyle Italian food. Her Alla Madonna del Piatto Agritourissimo and Cooking School are worth a trip to Italy…To make the Candied Orange Peel: 12 organic unwaxed oranges with a thick skin  8 cups sugar Halve and juice the oranges; save the [...]

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Wilted Greens with Goat Cheese & Smoked Poblano Pepper Jelly

The final prep of this goes fast. Be sure whatever else you are serving is ready before you start!Sturdy greens, like beet tops, kale orchardOlive oilBlackberry Balsamic Vinegar8 oz Goat Cheese1/4 cup Smoked Poblano Pepper JellyOptional garnish: toasted pine nuts,pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 350. Cut out the center rib from washed greens. The amount of greensneeded [...]

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Vegetable Fritters

I get in a rut with the same tried and true commonvegetables, and have been trying to expand myrepertoire lately.. Kohlrabi is a member of the brassicafamily, and looks kind of like a turnip, with the textureof a radish; it tastes like a cross between jicama andbroccoli. The leaves are edible as well, and have [...]

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Oat Bran Biscuits

Adapted from The Grains Cookbook, by Bert GreeneI have made these many times. They are astasty scooping up extra sauce and gravyfrom a dinner plate as they are with baconand eggs and the Sunday paper...1 3/4 cups cake or soft wheat flour1 cup oat bran1 Tbs baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 stick butter, chilled, cut into [...]

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​Homemade Yogurt

Making homemade yogurt is easy peasy, thanks to my friend Letitia Mattiacci, who shared her not so secretmethod….this makes a loose, pourableyogurt, similar to kefir. We're serving our tipi guests house made muesli with yogurt and a dollop of one of our jams or jellies for those who like things sweeter....yogurt makes a great base for fruit smoothies [...]

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Welcome to our new website!

Hello! We're so glad you're here. As you can tell, www.SweetlifeFarm.com got quite the facelift (thank you Susan Butler!).  Have a peek around; we invite you to shop, browse ideas and recipes, and feel inspired to embellish your own sweet life. And of course, stay tuned to find out what we're up to, what's ahead, and [...]

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