Category Archives: Food & Recipes

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


Easy Peasy Grilled Shrimp

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


Recipe for Baked Pears in Honey-Mint Sauce

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