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Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake

Makes two 9-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes 

Ingredients 

2-1/2 cups cake flour
3 tbsp. NATURAL cocoa powder (not Dutch processed or dark)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup butter
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup to 1 cup  beet puree (from Home Farm Herbery Natural Beet Powder
(Just add a few tablespoons of water to the beet powder to make the puree)
1/2 cup raspberry juice (from frozen or fresh raspberries)  
2 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
.
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F Grease two 9-inch cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper OR line cupcake tins with paper liners.

Prepare beet puree and raspberry juice beforehand. For the raspberry juice, heat up raspberries in microwave until they become mushy. Strain to remove seeds.

Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.

Cream together butter, vanilla, and sugar.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk and yogurt. Whisk in the beet puree and the raspberry juice. Stir in the vinegar and lemon juice.

Alternate adding the dry and wet ingredients to the butter/egg mixture, mixing until combined.
Pour batter into the prepared tins. Bake cakes for 25-35 min (18-22 for cupcakes) or until toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan, and then completely on a wire rack.
Decorate with cream cheese icing.

You can make cupcakes, whoopie pies, roll or log, cakes.  You can use our all natural beet powder to color eggs at Easter time or as a natural dye.

Happy Cooking from Home Farm Herbery


 
 

Here is what is new this week for great cooking from Home Farm Herbery.


Here is what is new this week for great cooking from Home Farm Herbery.

Home Farm Herbery created their own Canadian Steak Seasoning  by hand blending the following ingredients: Organic Garlic, Black Pepper, Coriander, Chili, Salt, Dill, Corn Oil and Oleoresin of Paprika to produce a peppery, salty and full flavored taste and aroma whenever you use it on steak, hamburgers, potatoes, vegetables, fish, chicken and beef.  A gourmet meat eaters choice. Order now.



Corned Beef Spices are easy to use and are available from 1 oz. samplers to 50 lb. bulk.  Order now.

At Home Farm Herbery we have been corning beef for years and we use our own Epicurean, Gourmet Corned Beef Spices or Seasoning as some of our customers call it.
In our Home Farm Herbery Kitchen we use it for Corned Beef, brisket, pastrami and other meat.  It is easy to use.  Simply add approximately 1 tablespoon for each pound of meat.

We have created a spicy, powerful taste with a combination of many flavors and the complexity of our blend makes it have a wonderful aroma. Order now.




Home Farm Herbery’s New York Pizza Sauce Seasoning is hand blended from basil, marjoram, savory, ground rosemary, ground thyme, sage, oregano and parsley.

Regardless of the sauce or the crust the secret to great NY-style sauce is to achieve the perfect balance between acidity, heat, sweetness and a noticeable herbal base with a texture that's thick enough to keep your pizza from getting soggy but still thin enough to spread. 

Now while many of us prefer using fresh herbs over dried herbs when possible our pizza guy prefers using dried herbs in his classic pizza sauce. Because savory herbs tend to grow in dry relatively hot climates they remain relatively stable at high temperatures as the real flavor is contained deep inside the leaf.

Some people think the key to a good pizza seasoning is cut and sifted but we know the key to the herbs used in this pizza sauce blend is that some of them are ground. This is especially critical with the ground thyme and ground rosemary as when using these in the normal dried state they tend to create more flavor explosions which makes the sauce less smooth. Order today



Our Gourmet Baby Back Rib Dry Rub is our biggest seller so order yours today for any and all outdoor and even indoor cooking.

Home Farm Herbery chemical free, organic Gourmet Baby Back Rib Dry Rub is another secret blend of herbs and spices by The Little Old Lady in The Flowered Hat. All ingredients are organically grown. This 8 ounce or 1 lb. package is good for many, many fine meals and is great for a dry rub on any meat, chicken or fish. Order yours today.


Every order includes free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed and often free planting guides and free recipe cards. So order the best chemical free products from Home Farm Herbery today. We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



 
 

14 great Chemical Free dry rubs and seasonings for outdoor cooking and more

Corn on the cob is available in some parts of this country now. So don't forget to use our Ultimate Salt Seasoning on it.
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Have you tried out Lavender Sea Salt Rub on New York Strip Steak, Veal Chops, Fish or more?  It is incredible and a must for cooking indoors or out.
Order some today


Arlene's Applewood Chipotle Rub is great on all kinds of meat and we love it on Grilled Salmon
Order some today


Arlene’s St. Louis Rib Rub is the ultimate in rib rubs. Order it now


Arlene’s Kansas City Dry Rub will make you the King or Queen of outdoor and indoor cooking.



Arlene’s Austin Steak Rub is the Ultimate of steak rubs and good on lots of things.



Arlene’s 18 Spice Chicken Rub You have not had chicken until you have it with this rub.


Arlene’s Habanero Mango Chicken Rub is a taste experience unto itself and your guests will be clamoring for more and more.  Place your order now 



Buffalo Wing Rub is easy to use and healthy as you just back your wings and serve with any additions.



Arlene’s Deep South Dry Rub Here at Home Farm Herbery we love to use Arlene’s Deep South Dry Rub on pork and that means whenever we BBQ pork ribs, chops or pork shoulder we create crispy links where the juice squirts out when you take a bite of meat that has been rubbed with Arlene’s Deep South Rub.


Arlene's Memphis Style BBQ Rib Rub The hallmark of a classic Memphis style BBQ is that the ribs are cooked for a long time until the meat becomes so tender that it practically falls off the bone.

Thanks for your purchases and remember all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research 
Hospital. 


 
 

You can use carrot powder in Carrot cake, pudding, juice, stews, soup, orange food coloring, carrot soup or on anything you desire some carrot flavor.

Carrot Powder

Carrot Powder is also known as Dried Carrot Powder

Our Home Farm Herbery Carrot Powder is made from chemical free, carrots and has a sweet, subtle and pleasant taste and aroma.

You can use it in Carrot cake, pudding, juice, stews, soup, orange food coloring, carrot soup or on anything you desire some carrot flavor.

It is a great substitute for Carrots Diced, Spinach Powder, Tomato Powder, Beet Powder, Hibiscus Powder or Red Bell Peppers Dried

It is rumored that Carrot's high concentration of Vitamin A gave British Soldiers night vision during World War II.

1 oz sampler package is $4.95

2 oz package is $7.95

4 oz. package is $19.95

8 oz. package $29.95

16 oz package is $45.85

5 lbs $152.00

10 lbs. $229.00

50 lbs. $799.00

Buy now and receive free shipping and a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




 
 

How to make your own chemical free European Beer Mustard

Why consume condiments from a grocery store that contain texturizers, stabilizers, preservatives and refined sweeteners?  Why consume large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup when it is easy enough to make your own condiments?

Are we that busy or that careless about our family’s health?

At Home Farm Herbery we make beer mustard that is terrific and once in a while, just for variety we substitute some left over dry white wine, when there is some, for the beer.  Whenever you want to experiment you can substitute salt for fish sauce or lemon or lime juice for the vinegar and for those who want sweeter beer mustard just double or even triple the amount of honey.


Here is our recipe for Home Farm Herbery European Beer Mustard

Makes about 1 & ½ cups

Ingredients:




1/3 cup beer (brown ale, porter or stout)
½ cup white wine vinegar
2 gloves garlic minced or 1 teaspoon pure garlic powder  
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (make sure either one you use are pure with not additives)

Directions:

In a bowl with a lid, stir all the ingredients together and set aside on your kitchen counter for a couple of days or in your refrigerator for a few days and simply forget about it for a time being.


When you are ready pour everything into a food processor and puree until smooth.  You can use it immediately and any leftover will store in the refrigerator for the next several months.

We use this with Bratwurst & Sauerkraut 

or we love it with healthy raw foods as a dip

How about making some as gifts?

Who can resist a cold glass of beer and homemade pretzels?



How about a good corned beef sandwich?



and last but not least Bratwurst and Sauerkraut
Happy and healthy eating begins when you just say NO to genetically altered foods.

Arlene Wright-Correll
 
 

Get a Free Pizza dough recipe card when you order our Original Blend Pizza Seasoning

Pizza Seasoning Mix (Original Blend)

At Home Farm Herbery we have successfully blended our organic and chemical free herbs to create an exact replica of a true Italian Pizza Seasoning.  You will love it!

We top our homemade pizzas with our homemade sauce using our homemade pizza dough recipe and often our own homemade mozzarella cheese. Then we sprinkle this wonderful blend we have created that has the taste and aroma of all the traditional pizza flavors blended into one wonderful taste sensation!


An added bonus is this blend goes well with any other Italian cooking so buy some today and keep it handy in your pantry. We often add some into the Italian meatballs when we make them.

The exact origins of pizza are unknown and a heatedly contested issue, although the United States often gets credit for the invention of pizza, however I do not personally believe it since I do not remember pizza popping up all over the US until after the GI’s returned home from WW II.

Hand Blended Ingredients: Onion, Red Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Fennel, Oregano, Garlic, Basil, Chives, Parsley, Thyme, Marjoram and Celery.

Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Salt Free and Vegan

1 oz resealable package $6.99
2 oz resealable package $10.99

Buy either size today with free shipping and a free, complimentary herb, herb blend,  tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice with each order. Plus we will send you Arlene’s great and easy Pizza dough recipe at no additional charge. So buy now.

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




 
 

Home Farm Herbery’s favorite recipes for Sweet Yellow Banana Peppers



You are getting ready to plant your garden and you are considering Sweet Yellow Banana Peppers and you look and at them and think what do I do with a bumper crop of Sweet Yellow Banana Peppers?  


Here are some of Home Farm Herbery’s favorite recipes.




Of course the obvious is to try canning your sweet yellow banana peppers.  Here is the typical pickling recipe for banana peppers. You can always add ingredients to customize it -- some people like to add jalapeno peppers for a kick of heat; some add garlic. Be creative.

First you'll wash about three pounds of peppers, and then remove the stem ends. Slice them into rings about a quarter inch thick. In a saucepan, bring 5 cups cider vinegar, 1 1/4 cups water, 5 tsps. canning salt, 2 tbsps. celery seed  , and 4 tbsps mustard seed to a boil. Put some dry celery and mustard seed 
 into the jars. Then fill up the jars with your peppers and cover with the boiling liquid. Can according to instructions.  We use them in salads, on burgers, sandwiches and more.



Since Banana peppers are tangy and sweet, so their flavor mixes well with cheese and other toppings; think cured meat or a green leafy vegetable, like spinach or arugula. Here's a quick recipe: Make your own pizza dough and sauce (or buy some at the grocery store). Roll out your dough, leaving a border around the edge for your crust. Ladle on a thin layer of sauce, spreading it around with the back of the ladle. Sprinkle on grated mozzarella cheese. Next, place a layer of torn arugula leaves on the pie. Top with small sliced pieces of cured Italian salami or pepperoni. Top the whole thing off with sliced rings of banana peppers. Bake on a baking sheet for 20 to 25 minutes at 450 degrees.  I bake on a stone so I only bake for 10-12 minutes. Top with grated parmesan cheese. Delicious!


Because Banana peppers have a much milder taste than bell peppers, and bring a different flavor to the traditional dish of stuffed peppers. You can make stuffed peppers meaty or meatless, depending on your preference. If you don't eat meat, think about using rice, quinoa    or some other meat alternative.  Use about a pound of meat for every four good-sized banana peppers. Use mild or spicy, whatever your preference. Slice the top of the pepper, making it into a sort of flip-top. Brown sausage or ground beef in a skillet and set aside. In a large bowl, mix bread crumbs, Romano cheese, an egg, and some salt and pepper together. Stir in the meat and add more bread crumbs/cheese or another egg, depending on how moist or dry you want the stuffing. Gently fill the peppers with the stuffing and close the tops of the peppers. Fry the peppers in olive oil until each side is browned. Serve with a bit of marinara sauce and some grated cheese on top, if desired.


Fried banana peppers are a Southern favorite, served as an appetizer or as a side dish next to roasted ham or fried chicken. You can fry fresh banana peppers, pickled banana peppers, mild peppers or spicy peppers -- whatever you like best. The recipe is super simple and everyone loves them. Here's how to make deep fried banana peppers:

The secret to the Southern recipe is saltine crackers. Wash the banana peppers and slice lengthwise. Remove seeds and pat dry with a paper towel. Soak the peppers in milk, then dip in a mixture of flour and crushed saltine crackers. Fry in hot vegetable oil until golden brown. Remove with tongs, drain on paper towels, and serve while still warm.

Fried banana peppers taste great on their own, with cocktail sauce or even with ranch dressing for dipping. Give your family a variety of dips to choose from!

A very popular appetizer, poppers are peppers split open, filled with cream cheese and deep fried. If you like poppers but don't like the spiciness of jalapenos, why not try some banana pepper poppers? You can get the yummy taste without the heat, and you can make them at home.

Wash the banana peppers and pat dry. Cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Fill each half with cream cheese. Here comes the good part. Wrap a small (about a third of a slice) piece of bacon around each pepper and stick a toothpick through to hold. Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees until the bacon is crispy. Warning: These are addictive!

For variations on the theme, mix in shredded cheeses like parmesan, Gouda or Monterrey Jack. Forgo the bacon altogether if you don't eat meat or don't like bacon. Or, top the cream cheese mixture with bread crumbs. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder  , paprika -- whatever tickles your palette's fancy!.




 
 

How to make Mullein Leaf Tea

Dried mullein leaves, flowers and roots can all be used to heal these lung abating conditions. A mullein tea is the most common method of preparing the herb and the recipe below makes one cup of tea, which can be consumed up to 3 times a day. Using the tea as a gargle once it has cooled down is very effective for coughing and soreness in the throat. 

Mullein Leaf Tea 

Ingredients
1 ½ cups boiling water
1-2 teaspoons dried mullein leaves and/or flowers (flowers make a sweeter tea)
1 teaspoon dried spearmint (optional for flavor)
1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)

Directions
Steep the mullein leaves in hot water inside a tea ball or strainer for 15 minutes. Add honey if you like a sweeter tea.
If the flavor of mullein doesn’t agree with you, another great way to reap its benefits is by preparing an inhalant. To do this, boil the leaves in water for 5 minutes and inhale the steam to relieve coughs, congestion and asthma. Mullein can fight asthma and keep away colds because it actually prevents infections from settling into the delicate respiratory tissue by curing dryness and constriction.

Rather ironically, mullein can also be smoked, thus rendering itself the only type of cigarette that could be considered beneficial in treating lung conditions.

Mullein is primarily a respiratory herb, although its benefits reach much further than our lungs. The herb is a diuretic and thus can relieve urinary tract inflammation when taken through a tea. It can also be used to decrease inflammation in the bowels, helping to reduce colitis and other issues. Mullein extract infused with olive oil has been used to reduce the inflammation of earaches, sore joints, insect bites and hemorrhoids because of its soothing properties. Simple poultices made out of fresh, mashed mullein leaves and flowers mixed with water can also be used to relieve, burns, boils and sores. 




It is really easy to make Home Farm Herbery Gourmet Linguica Sausage

It is really easy to make Home Farm Herbery Gourmet Linguica Sausage Seasoning and this recipe makes great Linguica Sausage. 

You do not need a lot of equipment.  An old meat grinder will do or get your meat ground at the meat department.  You simply make patties and/or scramble sausage instead of links.

  To Make Home Farm Herbery Linguica Sausages you will need the following ingredients:  

The contents of Home Farm Herbery Linguica Sausage Seasoning, 5-lbs pork butt, coarsely ground, 2-tbsp liquid smoke, 2-tbsp minced garlic & 1/2-cup red wine.

  Directions:
Hand-trim fat from the outside of meat to your desired fat preference.  Grind the meat with a course grinding plate. After grinding, add the Linguica sausage seasonings to the meat and blend by hand or use a meat mixer. 

Be sure to mix thoroughly to ensure the ingredients are spread evenly throughout the meat.  Stuff by hand or by using a sausage stuffer or sausage stuffing attachment for an electric meat-grinder.

 (Note: do NOT use the blade in meat-grinder when stuffing and it is best to use a stuffing (bean) plate). If you wish, You can also form patties without casings.


Happy Sausage Making.


Arlene  Wright-Correll
 
 

Every garden needs some sunflowers in it so order these beauties today.

Sunflower Seeds - "Autumn Beauty" Helianthus annuus

At Home Farm Herbery we love the orange, red and yellow colors of this heirloom Autumn Beauty Sunflower seed.  It blooms to the height of 40 to 60 inches and loves the sun and thrives in zones 4-9.

Our 1 oz. Sampler Packet covers approx. Up to 8 Sq. Ft so plant some today.

We only have 11 packets of these non-hybrid, non-GMO heirloom seeds this year and

When you sow this package of seeds you are taking part in the preservation of healing plants worldwide. 

1 oz. Sampler Packet $5.99 comes with free shipping and each order comes with a free complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice so buy yours today. Plus all our seeds come with special planting instruction sheets and other free goodies we can think of. So Buy today and you will be glad you did.

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


How to use our Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun Dried Tomatoes (All Natural)
One of the things we love to do in the Home Farm Herbery Creativity Center Kitchen is to create our famous Sun Dried Tomatoes and when we do we are left with the best gourmet Sun Dried Tomatoes that have a sweet, distinctive and tangy taste and aroma. 

Our sun-dried tomatoes are a great staple to give a quick flavor boost to recipes, but you will need to first reconstitute them.

 Here's how:
Place sun-dried tomatoes in heat-proof bowl.
Completely cover with boiling water.
Let sit for 30 minutes until soft and pliable.
Drain and pat dry.

Tips:
Reserve the soaking liquid to use in soups and sauces.
Refrigerate and use leftovers within three days or cover with oil and refrigerate and use within two weeks.
To reconstitute in oil, simply cover with a good-grade olive oil for 24 hours before using
Sun-dried tomato oil may be reserved to use in salad.

Just say NO to gene-altered foods



 
 

Carrots diced and dried will keep 2 years so stock up for cooking or surviving.

Carrots Diced and Dried

All natural and chemical free. Order your supply now.

Our Home Farm Herbery Carrots Diced and Dried is just the thing to use when you make pasta and breads, soups, on pizza, chicken and salads.   Our Carrots Diced and dried take up less room than cans in your pantry or in your freezer and they have a longer shelf life.   We love this about it but we love the flavor better.  We have been able to maintain a subtle, sweet and pleasant authentic carrot flavor in the taste and a great carrot aroma.

Gently air dried and carefully selected vegetables; No additives or preservatives; Non-GMO in our carrots and dehydrated vegetables maintain their high nutritive value with less nutrients lost, plus you can store for 1-2 years in your cupboard; No more wasted food.  Dehydrated foods save time and money; 16 ounces of dried carrots yields 84 ounce; When reconstituted.
To prepared your carrots as separate vegetable just Add 3 parts water to 1 part carrot. Allow Dehydrated Carrots to hydrate for about 20 minutes or until fully re-hydrated.

Did you know that the world's largest carrot weighing in at an astonishing 19 pounds was grown in Alaska in 1998?

This product comes with a free recipe card for wonderful Carrot Muffins.  Buy now!

2 oz sample pack is $6.95

4 oz is 11.95 or buy 3 four oz packages and get 1 free.  A $47.80 value for only $35.85 Buy today.

1 lb $29.95

5 lbs. $129.95

10 lbs. $249.95

50 lbs $679.00

 Buy now and we thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research H



 
 

Meet Paula M. Youmell, Holistic Health Educator and her new book

I am excited!

I just connected with a wonderful, talented gal from my old part of the world.

Paula M. Youmell is an RN, author, and Wise Woman-Holistic Health Educator and Healer in Northern NY state. 

She uses her areas of expertise in holistic health to hand craft personal plans of health and healing for each of her clients. She teaches group classes and work place wellness workshops in holistic health, whole food cooking and healing. 

Paula is happy to work with distance clients via the phone. 

Find her at www.HandsOnHealthHH.com, www.WholeFoodHealer.com, and www.wisewomenredtent.com.


All Paula’s book royalties go to local non-profit organizations in the area where she lives. 


One of Paula's books is Hands on Health and you can be tempted to read the 1st 15 pages by clicking here now.

Remember Home Farm Herbery offers chemical free all natural heirloom seeds, culinary and medicinal herbs, Hand blended all natural teas, herbs and herb blends, seasonings and more. Click here now
 
 

Tea of the Week is our newest Three Berry Tea Blend.Order your sampler now and get free shipping

Tea of the Week is our newest Three Berry Tea Blend.  This Caffeine Free infusion swirls with the aromatic harmony of a summer garden, complete with the floral undertones of hibiscus. Order your sampler today and get free shipping and a free gift.


Our Dehydrated mushrooms and mushroom powders belong in your pantry. Order now

Home Farm Herbery Mushrooms, either dehydrated or powdered are great keepers, always handy in your pantry, easy to reconstitute, inexpensive and taste great. Place your order now!












 
 
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