Farmer Franny

Food. Farm. Family.

What the heck is Claufotis? Clafoutis is a fancy French dessert that is easy to assemble. That’s what it is! It is much like a tarte or a custard with fresh and in-season fruit. Historically, Clafoutis is with fresh cherries but today we are going to use berries. Yay! This recipe was surprisingly easy and …

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Let’s talk pancakes. Crazy as it may seem, I have been working on this recipe for years. Every time I would come up with a recipe, it wasn’t “just right”. Evidently, the kids and I have high standards when it come to pancakes. I think we all love a good, filling, yummy breakfast. Plus, there …

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By seasoned I mean ripe. Ripe like ‘been there seen that’ and probably took home the participation ribbon. Here are my top 10 secrets that have kept me surviving: 10. The bottom of your feet will never be the same. Lego’s and army men that you NEVER EVEN BOUGHT will somehow become embedded in your …

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Puppies and Trifles Deep in the depths of the summer, it has been…well, interesting. This past week was John’s 17th birthday —hey hey (can you EVEN believe it?)! So instead of a basic cake, we decided on an upgrade to a season-fresh Raspberry Trifle! Also, meet the new Great Dane puppy, named June, the latest …

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That day. I was grumpy. I thought about how the kids were going to drag their legs to the car; how miserable work will be; how I can’t do something because I can’t afford something else; how I am going to cook dinner with NOTHING left in the pantry, bllah blah blah. About halfway through …

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I unofficially officially took a hiatus. Like a good 6month hiatus. It has been a busy season of construction at the house, new skills at work, building the garden, and not to mention raising these kiddos. I can’t imagine a time in my life it hasn’t been busy but these days I felt like family …

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A gift, a blessing, a thank you… It seems like there is a million goodies you can gift for friends and family. Cookies, pastries, crackers, breads, you name it—it’s been gifted. I love the thought of someone just thinking of me during the holiday, no matter what it is. This aromatic Almond Pomegrante Granola doesn’t …

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Essentials. We talk about the things and people that are essential to us more these days. Family, jobs, financial security, health insurance, and clearly… biscuits are included. I love this recipe because you can alter these bad boys however you want. Any time of the day. Use them for any meal. No one will complain. …

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The first kid. John is my first child. Everything he does is the first experience for all of us. He naturally is a witty, smart, and handsome kid. Someone you can talk to one-on-one for hours engaging in conversation about thoughts and ideas. A wonderful person and a wonderful kid. He is 16 years old …

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