The Farm Project: Ticonderoga Farms Fig Lovers Feast 2012 (Chicken with Figs and Honey)

Andrea Meyers - Chicken with Figs and Honey

The Ticonderoga Farms Fig Feast is in its second year, and had a happy crowd waiting to enjoy the farm-fresh figs. This year visitors were treated to Chef Patierno of Girasole and Panino demonstrating how to make his beautiful fig tart. As he talked about the tart, he had many good things to say about… 

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The Farm Project: Summer Growing Season at Ticonderoga Farms (Roasted Balsamic Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey)

Andrea Meyers - Roasted Balsamic Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey

Summer at Ticonderoga Farms is a big growing season. In addition to the bamboo and figs, they have a large pick-your-own garden as well as a community garden that has been filled by many people from the surrounding area. You can drive out to the farm to pick sweet peppers, chilies, tomatoes, watermelon, corn, and… 

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The Farm Project: Ticonderoga Farms Fig Lovers Feast (Fig Bundt Cake with Honey Butter Glaze)

Andrea Meyers - Fig Bundt Cake with Honey Butter Glaze

The second farm in The Farm Project is Ticonderoga Farms in Loudoun County, Virginia, which has been in their family for five generations. They grow figs, pumpkins, bamboo, flowers, Christmas trees, tomatoes, and other vegetables on their 1,000 acres. In addition, they raise free-range hens and sell the eggs and sell organic honey from their… 

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Creamy Cheese Torta with Prosciutto, Kalamata Olives, and Fig Jam

Creamy Cheese Torta with Prosciutto, Kalamata Olives, and Fig Jam

I’m excited to be working with The Real Women of Philadelphia and GoodBite again this year, and as part of their recipe contest, I created two video recipes to share with you. This first recipe is for an elegant yet easy appetizer, an Italian goat and cream cheese layered torta with prosciutto, Kalamata olives, and… 

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Weekend Gardening: New Trees and Bushes

Fig Tree - Andrea Meyers

In the early days of Spring and Autumn, we have fun visiting nurseries and garden centers, admiring all the newly arrived plants and pondering what should go next in our edible back yard. Yesterday we selected a few new fruit trees and bushes to plant, though we had a hard time narrowing down the choices…. 

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