Category Archives: Food & Recipes

The Secret Ingredients Plan

Pears! Maybe I got a little carried away, but they had an assortment of Asian, d’Anjou, Bosc, and Red Bartlett. I have them out in the kitchen ripening. Thinking about freshly sliced Asian pears with the salad greens and a … Continue reading


This Week’s Secret Ingredients

Winter squash, Sprouts, Leeks, and Italian Cauliflower from Boeve Farm. Organic Salad Greens and Kale from Eaters Guild, Nittany and Courtland apples and a wide variety if Pears from Fenville. We’re off to a good start. (Sent from my BlackBerry)


What’s in Season

They called this Italian Cauliflower. (Sent from my BlackBerry)


Tuscan Kale

Tonight’s dinner featured Tuscan Kale that had beed coated with olive oil and roasted in the oven until crispy. Kale chips! (Sent from my BlackBerry)


Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Dinner included grilled Brussels Sprouts-very tasty!


Amaretto Cherry Focaccia

Focaccia, normally a savory flatbread steeped in herbed olive oil, becomes a sweet pastry by using light oil, dried fruit, and a topping of sugar. We make it in a smaller pan, which results in a taller, softer bread. The … Continue reading


Eaters guild

Just signed a winter CSA with these folks from Bangor.


What’s in season today

Brussels Sprouts are just beginning, Pomes (apples,pears), winter squash, and leeks.


Caramelized Onions

Comments: It may seem unnecessary to go through all this for just onions, but the end result is truly worth the time. The vinegar adds an acidic punch, the sugar makes these sweeter than they naturally would become, and the … Continue reading


Don’t put that in your mouth-you don’t know where its been!

Here at Castle in the Country, our approach to food has always been focused on using fresh and whole ingredients. This is rooted in a belief that the less processed ingredients are, the better their flavor and nutritional value. The … Continue reading