Category Archives: Food & Recipes
Just signed a winter CSA with these folks from Bangor.
Brussels Sprouts are just beginning, Pomes (apples,pears), winter squash, and leeks.
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
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
This simple and quick recipe is part of our Friday Evening Appetizer gathering almost every week. I like it because it is so easy, but our guests like it because it tastes really good. The excessive amount of oil creates … Continue reading
Today’s breakfast entree was made with guilt-free Hollandaise. I stopped using the Knorr mix and whipped up a batch from scratch instead. Simple-egg yolks, butter, and a little lemon juice and hot sauce. Food is always better when made with … Continue reading
Baked Pears in Honey-Mint Sauce Comments: Be sure to adjust baking time according to how ripe the pears are. This recipe actually works better with hard, less ripe pears. Ingredients4 Pears6 stems fresh mint4T honey2T butter¼ t ground cinnamon¼ t … Continue reading
Grilled Bruschetta(Most of us say Broo-shetta, but an Italian corrected me to say Broos-ketta. However you say it, simple and delicious) Comments: Easy to do on the grill, which adds a smokey flavor that can’t be replicated any other way. … Continue reading
Recipe for Fruit Coulis (pronounced Coolee) Coulis is basically any sauce made from berries. We usually use strawberries, but raspberry coulis is the ‘red stuff’ that is often poured over cheesecake. Blackberries or blueberries also work well. It is OK … Continue reading
Cream Filled French Toast Comments: A Castle in the Country Classic. Made with our own sourdough bread to add a little sweet/sour balance. Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: Filling4 oz cream cheese3T powderd sugar, vanilla infused if you have it1t vanilla extract … Continue reading