Recipes

We invite you to explore our catalog of recipes using products from our farm.
Scotch Broth with Ethiopian barley
As with borscht, there are nearly as many recipes for Scotch Broth as there are pots of soup. The only standard ingredients are lamb and barley. We’ll typically use a turnip and cabbage as well.

Aunt Nic's Oat Bread
A wonderfully light loaf - perfect for morning toast!

Corn Rye Quickbread
This dark, moist, and flavorful bread uses only cornmeal and rye flour. Its savory flavor pairs well with soup or stews.

Buckwheat Shortbread Cookies
Easy to make and beloved by all...
Products (GRAINS: Buckwheat)

BARLEY, WHEAT, OAT FLOUR: Multigrain Snickerdoodles
Snickerdoodles are one of Melanie's all-time favorites, and this whole grain version tops them all. Chewy, sweet, and oh so divine...

Gingerbread with barley flour
A moist, rich and wholesome cake when made with barley flour.

real PUMPKIN PIE
Nothing celebrates the harvest like a homemade pumpkin pie made from scratch. Combine with our shortbread-like, barley flour pie crust for best results.
Products (Pumpkin, Winter Squash)

BARLEY FLOUR: A pat-in-the-pan pie crust
The perfect pie crust for your pumpkin pies!

RYE FLOUR: Molasses-Rye Snaps
Molasses and rye have a natural affinity, and they join forces here in a thin, dark brown cookie...
Products (GRAINS: Rye Flour)

CRACKED OATS: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
A very flat, very chewy golden-brown cookie that stays moist and soft for days.
Products (GRAINS: Oats)

WHEAT & BARLEY FLOUR: Chocolate Beet Cake
Even confirmed beet-bashers will love this cake! Rich and moist using any combination of Shakefork flours.

RYE: Steamed Rye Berries
Toasted rye berries are a delicious addition to salads and casseroles, and a perfect grain for stuffing squash and poultry.

WHOLE ETHIOPIAN BARLEY - how to pop / dry roast
The thick bran of this barley benefits from first dry roasting in a cast iron skillet on high heat, until the individual kernels pop. Popping enhances the intrinsic nutty flavor of the grain and opens up the kernels for a softer, more succulent barl

DRIED FAVA BEANS: Ful Mudammas, a traditional Egyptian dip
This dried fava bean dish is considered the national dish of Egypt. Ful, pronounced "fool", literally means fava bean. The basic recipe is ful beans, cooked until tender, mashed then mixed with olive oil and seasonings, typically lemon juice and cu

Cucumber Salsa
This fresh and crisp recipe for salsa combines sour cream, yogrut, and fresh herbs with chopped cucumbers. Serve it with grilled fish, or with taco chips for dipping. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4

Morroccan Eggplant Dip
Ingredients: 1 large (about 1-1/2 pounds) eggplant 3 Tablespoons olive oil One 8-ounce can tomato sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 1 Tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons su

Eggplant Caponata
Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, unpeeled,cut in 1/2 inch cubes 1 large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 6 ripe tomatoes, chopped (or 1 large can crushed tomatoes) 1/2 cup chopped green olives 3 cloves minced garlic 1/3 cup extr

Pickled Eggplant with Mint and Honey
Ingredients: 1 pound small eggplants, blossom ends trimmed, cut into rounds about 3/8 inch thick 1 tablespoon kosher or other coarse salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup extra-virgin o
Products (Eggplant, Pepper: Hot, Mint)

Brinjals (Eggplant, Ceylon Style)
Ingredients: 1 clove of garlic, peeled 2 eggplants, peeled 3/4 C bread crumbs 3 T grated onion 3 T chopped parsley 1/8 tsp powdered ginger 1/8 tsp. turmeric 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1/4 C melted butter Directions: Rub a casserole dish with the ga
Products (Eggplant, Parsley)

Bruscetta with Eggplant
Ingredients: 1 lg eggplant, in 1/2"" slices 1 sm red pepper 1 T extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced to a paste* 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (NOT regular vinegar) 1/4 C chopped Italian parsley Salt and pepper, to taste 1 baguette Ital

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
1 1/2 pounds fresh tomatillos 5 fresh serrano chiles 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1/2 cup fresh cilantro 1 large onion, coarsley chopped 2 teaspoons coarse salt Preheat broiler. Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse under warm water to remove stickin

Green Beans and Roasted Red Onions
2 1/4 lb medium red onions (about 5) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces Put oven rack in middle positio
Products (Onion, Green Beans)

Green Salsa
1/2 cups diced tomatillos 1/2 cup minced scallions 1 1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic 1/3 cup finely chopped poblano 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp lime juce 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp of water Mix it up and ENJOY!

Strawberry Tomatillo Crisp
4 cups coarsley chopped, husked tomatillos approximately 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3 tsp cornstarch 15-20 nice ripe strawberries, cleaned and sliced 4 TBSP unsalted butter 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans 1 tsp cinnamon
Products (Tomatillo)

Roasted Eggplant Cilantro Dip
2 medium eggplants (peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes) Soak in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes. Drain. Place in a single layer on a baking pan. 2-3 cloves garlic (peeled) 1 TBSP olive oil Add to baking pan. Stir to coat eggplant with oil and spr