Entries by Emily Preston

Local Honey

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh. “There, there,” said Piglet, “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” Who doesn’t love the taste of honey? I can tell you, it isn’t anyone here at the farm. We love honey. It doesn’t matter if it’s in tea, on toast or a […]

Homemade Biscuits

When I was in high school it was at the point they were starting to phase out shop and home economics. We still had a pseudo-home economics class which was essentially a cooking class. I remember making cherry pie, cooking okra in different ways, and making homemade biscuits. The biscuit recipe is the only thing […]

Country Sausage Casserole

Around here we try to not waste leftovers. Often they’ll just cover lunches for the next couple of days or sometimes we’ll use the leftovers to make something else (mashed potatoes into potato cakes for instance). Country Sausage Casserole is a recipe I guarantee will never be one of those mystery Tupperware containers hiding in […]

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

I’m not a big sandwich eater. Normally with a hamburger I’ll remove the bread and just eat the rest with a fork. So when I found this recipe, I knew it was perfect for me. Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers-all the goodness of the cheese steak without the bread! This recipe is easy to prep […]

Chick Update – 2 Weeks In

The Saturday after getting the meat chickens, Mom and I drove down to Mt. Healthy Hatchery in Cincinnati to pick up her laying hens. All then hens I have had at my house, except for two, have come from Mt. Healthy. I know they’ve been in the news occasionally, but I’ve never had problems with […]

Pot Pie Pasta

For many years now Mom and I have had a craft day in November where a group of our friends and family get together to make handmade Christmas Cards. For the past couple of years that has turned into crafting on the third Saturday of each month. One of my best friends, Cathy, comes to […]

Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches seem like a genuinely midwestern food. I can picture it at church potlucks, graduation parties, and family reunions. Served in a crock pot, with buns, and potato chips with ridges. Always. And since I’m midwestern, it’s something that occasionally shows up on the dinner table too. Don’t be tempted by canned sauce […]

A Farm Experiment

I have poultry raising in my blood. My dad’s family owned Preston Poultry here in Sabina and when I was little I can remember being in my grandma’s chicken house here at the farm (sadly that building no longer exists). I always knew when I owned my home I wanted chickens and when I bought […]

Make Your Own Iced Coffee

I love coffee, coffee equipment, and the caffeine buzz that gets me through the afternoon. Once the outside temperature goes above 50ºF I sometimes like to change things up and enjoy an iced coffee. However, I live in a place where the closest coffee shop is 15 miles away so I can’t run out at […]

Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad. It is one of my go to meals for all kinds of occasions. It’s great for parties with fancy bread or croissants. It’s a quick meal idea for leftover roasted chicken. I’ll even eat it for breakfast. It’s low-carb if you forego the bread. Chicken salad is a very versatile recipe. […]