three lily farm recipes

Upgraded Stuffed Clams

Upgraded Stuffed Clams

Stuffed clams are one of those classic New England dishes that fed me throughout my childhood. You can find them in seafood restaurants, at the bar, or packaged perfectly in the freezer section of your local supermarket.

Shaved Asparagus w/ Shrimp & Black Olive Vinaigrette

Shaved Asparagus w/ Shrimp & Black Olive Vinaigrette

Here in Maine, asparagus is one of the most highly anticipated vegetables each and every spring. Emerging from the soil around mid-May, these snappy green stalks make their way into our meals in a variety of ways.

Asparagus, 6 Minute Egg, and Hollandaise

Asparagus, 6 Minute Egg, and Hollandaise

Asparagus, eggs, and hollandaise are a classic combination and can be seen on menus across the country, especially during the spring, when asparagus first emerges from the soil. The rich, creamy emulsion (hollandaise), nicely compliments the slightly bitter asparagus, zest radish, and egg that is soft an gooey in the center. 

"Maine" Onion Soup

"Maine" Onion Soup

You can learn a lot about someone's cooking habits by the way they prepare onions. Onions are of the most essential ingredients in cuisines around the globe and can impart such great flavor into an array of recipes. Onions require determination as well as patience to maximize their true potential. 

Gnocchi w/ Friends

Gnocchi w/ Friends

With guests in town, I've been pulling out some of my favorite creations to share with them. Meatball curry, BBQ pulled pork, and Coconut baked flounder roe were a few goodies I presented to my west coast friends who took a break from the city to enjoy some R&R here in Maine. A few nights ago, I decided it was time to bust out the gluten and make some pasta from scratch.

Fermented Cranberry Chutney

Fermented Cranberry Chutney

With a large prep list for Thanksgiving Day, I do my best to get a few things done earlier in the week so that the holiday can be a little less "busy". Make this fermented chutney a few days ahead of time and allow it to get nice and bubbly. 

Coconut Steamed Mussels

Coconut Steamed Mussels

I really can't get enough shellfish. Growing up, I would spend my summers devouring buckets of steamers and clams on half shell. Any preparation, I am pretty much a fan! Now older and living in Maine, I am still fascinated with the briny, soft textured offerings of the northern coastline.

Berry~Nasturtium Kraut

Berry~Nasturtium Kraut

Today I prepare to teach a blueberry cooking class in Camden at Boynton-McKay. This class is a sort of celebration of one of my most favorite fruits, the wild blueberry. This evening I will share my favorite techniques for incorporating this antioxidant rich fruit into ones diet besides the obvious sweet preparations. 

Ruby Kraut with lots of Garlic!

Ruby Kraut with lots of Garlic!

A foggy morning harvest on Sunday yielded over 25 pounds of cabbage which means, plenty of sauerkraut will be preserved well into winter. With our garlic bulbs getting bigger by the day, I felt inspired to combine the 2 ingredients and turn them into a probiotic rich ruby kraut. 

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

The abundance of greens in the garden make the perfect base for different variations on pesto, chimichurri, and as the recipe below, chutneys. While most gardeners or farmers pull the weeds, making room for better known leafy greens like spinach, chard, and kale, I like to allow some wild greens to take off and do their thing. We have a good exchange :) 

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

Flank steak has always been one of those cuts of meat that deserves to be cooked on the grill. After an overnight marinade, I set it out onto the fire and allow the meat to char a bit, adding those bitter flavors to pair with the salty, sweet, and sour elements that no coat the flesh.