Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Autumn is Lurking~I'm Grateful ~


Leaves are falling, grasses are pluming, blooms are beginning to produce smaller and some are drying.

Sage Hill has experienced a very demanding summer, I will not be sad to say farewell until next year :)

We will be busy for the autumn season, but...a different kind of pace and that can be refreshing.

Fall crops in the vegetable gardens will be okra and greens...that's it !
We will be adding some new beds for flowers ( cutting flowers ) for next spring/summer. Expanding on projects already in motion will be a priority....Berry patch, Native garden, and a water source in the Bog.

Must keep the critters happy and returning.

Welcome to Autumn at Sage Hill Farms...

Bea Rigsby-Kunz

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Summer Foods

I'm keenly aware of summers ending very soon.

I find myself looking forward to the change in seasons...yet, I know how much I will miss the summer vegetables , at least for a few days.

I love eating whatever the seasonal foods around me happen to be.

But...for now, the tomatoes are still plentiful...and this is a recipe to enjoy again and again....until that final no more !

Oregano Tomatoes

4 large tomatoes ( heirloom preferable )
2 oz butter ( real )
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano-or-1-1/2 tsp of dried
1 clove garlic ( crushed )
Fresh ground black pepper
Pinch Sea Salt
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Cut tomatoes in half horizontally and place in a shallow heatproof baking dish.
Beat the butter with the oregano, garlic, pepper, salt, and cheese.
Spread the mixture over the cut side of the tomato.
Broil under medium heat for about 5 minutes until the topping is just turning golden.

Serve with crusty fresh bread and very good with white fish.


Sage Hill has fresh oregano ready for harvest...also fresh dried ready for your fall and holiday cooking~

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Summer's Best~

Simple greenery is one of my favorite Table-scape's for the summer.

Rosemary is also one of my favorite herbs for the summer you see-makes a lovey table piece, a small jar filled with the heady stems on the kitchen just speaks "home."

How many households doesn't look to the grill for easy and delicious summer foods. Vegetables on the grill is my best loved way of eating and serving them...squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, and white corn...any and all take to the grilling like a June-bug on the rosemary.

Soak a few sprigs in clean water and toss onto the veggies or meat( rosemary, not the Junebug )...keep the rosemary soaked to impart the full flavor.

Good and good for us...


Bea Rigsby Kunz
32 Old Petersburg Pike
Petersburg, TN 37144

Fresh rosemary for well as basil, fennel, oregano, peppermint, stevia, sage, tarragon, and thyme .