The Depot Farm

  (Corfu, New York)
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Bean Soup

  A great bean soup for a very cold day!

3/4 cup dry beans

1 can chopped tomatoes

3/4 cup diced onions

1/2 cup uncooked rice

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

4 cups vegetable stock/broth


  • Rinse beans, cover with water in a pot, bring to a boil 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover and set aside for 1 hr
  • In a larger pot, cook onions in a little oil till translucent (about 3 -5 min)
  • Add 4 cups broth
  • Drain beans, rinse, add to onions and broth, bring to boil, then simmer covered on low about 2 hrs till beans are tender
  • Add can of tomatoes (including the liquid) and 1/2 cup rice to mixture, cover and simmer another 30 min.
  • Now add chopped veggies and cook covered an additional 30-45 min or until veggies are tender
  • Season to taste with a little oregano, basil, parsley, and salt and pepper

Serve with warm crusty bread.



Sesame Chicken

Today's recipe is sesame chicken. You will need about 1 lb boneless chicken breasts cut into 2-3 in. strips, 2 tbs soy sauce, 2 tbs flour and about 3/4 cup of sesame seeds. 

  • pour soy sauce into 9x13 baking dish
  • mix flour, sesame seeds and pepper to taste in a separate dish
  • dredge chicken strips in soy sauce and then roll into sesame mixture to coat
  • bake in same dish at 400 degrees for about 20 -25 min. until chicken is fully cooked and golden brown
  • serve over rice with steamed peas and cooked carrot slivers

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