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Creole Okra Seafood Gumbo – without filé powder

Okra is quintessentially Southern and you most often hear of it being used in a gumbo. We grew okra in our Minnesota garden this year, and used it instead of  filé powder to thicken our gumbo recipe. There’s a reason why okra and seafood gumbo is such a classic! It’s easy to make and frozen …

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Spanish Paellas: + Recipe for Paella Valenciana

Looking for something different for your next family dinner or gathering with friends? Farm to Jar’s resident expert on everything Spanish, Maria, has an idea for you: a traditional Spanish seafood paella. It’s easier to make than you think and the perfect summer food for a crowd! Table of Contents: Recipe | What is it? …

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Easy Poke Cake with Cake Mix & Blueberry Blackberry Sauce

This easy poke cake is made with a boxed cake mix, fresh blueberries and blackberries simmered into a compote, and topped with vanilla or lemon flavored whipped cream. No jello filling like the old fashioned poke cakes, but also no need to make the cake part from scratch. Easy, light and features the fresh berries …

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Low Carb Stuffed Squash Blossoms without Frying

Stuffed squash blossoms are not hard to make! Here is the “how-to” on cleaning, storing, baking or frying stuffed blossoms. The recipe below is for baked blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard. Enjoy! What do the blossoms taste like? Their flavor is light and airy, with a hint of the squash that it originated …

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