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Apple Crisp Cookie Cups with Sweetlife Farm Burnt Caramel Sauce

My friend Mary Lynn found this recipe, and made it to rave reviews. It's definitely a keeper!*Apple Crisp Cookie Cups with Sweetlife Farm Burnt Caramel SauceINGREDIENTS 1 1/4 c. brown sugar (divided)3/4 c. granulated sugar (divided)2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (plus more for cooking apples)2 eggs1 tsp. vanilla1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour1 3/4 c. rolled oats1 [...]

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Sunday Scones

Every Sunday, we brunch. An ease into the morning gives us space to appreciate our work and look forward to what is to come. With the summer weather showing itself, we decided to bake a scone that highlights our fragrant rosemary and sweet jam. We enjoyed these right out of the oven with scrambled eggs [...]

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Starbread stuffed with Sweetlife Farm Burnt Caramel Sauce

The other day a random video caught my fancy, and cooking for houseguests became the perfect excuse to experiment. The video uses nutella as the sweet between layers of dough, but Bob hates nutella with a capital N, so I immediately thought about interesting substitutions for this eye-catching pastry. Turns out it is simple and [...]

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Chocolate Walnut Pie

Chef Heather Andrus of Intentional Table made these recently for the Bike for Pie event here on the island. She made an extra one, just for us!Unbaked pie shell5 eggs7 oz brown sugar1 oz melted butter1 1/3 cup corn syrup1 tsp vanillapinch of salt4 oz melted semi-sweet chocolateSprinkle the nuts on the bottom of the pie [...]

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Cooking for a weekend crowd: keep it simple and tasty

Last weekend's summer celebration at Sweetlife Farm included planning meals for a crowd, since several of the artists who joined us, and my brother who came out for a visit and to help out all weekend had long travel times and were staying over. One even brought his bed with him, in the form of a [...]

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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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​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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​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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