Nanny's Farm Recipes

Nanny, with Henrik, Ella, and Anna at a Sunday dinner.

Nanny, with Henrik, Ella, and Anna at a Sunday dinner.


Nanny's farm recipes

This is a new area for Haaken Hill Farm!  Over the winter we all gathered interesting recipes to use with our vegetables.  Many of us claim to be the "top chef" in the family and often we are trying to out-do one another with a new recipe.  Nanny will be adding weekly recipes for us this summer, so you can try some of the yummy things we make with our fresh vegetables!  Send her a note on Facebook if you really like one of her recipes or if you "tweaked" it a bit and found you liked it better!



I love stir fry because you can clean out the refrigerator.  Stir-fry is the best way to enjoy the crisp taste of bok choy.  Here is a basic stir-fry recipe that you can add meat or tofu or whatever you want to make it more substantial.  You can serve it with rice or over noodles or over crisp chinese noodles.

Heat vegetable or olive oil in a large skillet or wok and add crushed garlic clove (s) depending on how much garlic you like. Heat one to two  minutes then mix in the trimmed and cut pieces of bok choy until the green parts of the leaves turn bright green and the stalks become slightly translucent.  5 to 8 minutes - Mix in your other goodies and sprinkle with salt to serve.  You can add soy sauce or oyster sauce too.        Nanny


Carrot Breakfast Pancakes

These are great for picky eaters that aren't crazy over veggies!  The carrots sweetness is great and they add moisture to the pancakes too.

1 3/4 cup of milk     2 eggs     1/4 cup butter melted  

4 medium carrots roughly chopped     1 1/4 cups of all

purpose flour    1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour

2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (optional)   2 tablespoons of baking powder    1 teaspoon salt    1/4 cup sugar     1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon    maple syrup

Put the milk, eggs, and butter in a blender or food processor and blend.  Add the carrots and blend well until the carrots are completely integrated with no visible pieces.  Pour the mix into ta bowl and add the flours and flaxseed, baking powder, salt, sugar, and spices and mix until thoroughly combined.  If you think the batter is too thin just add a little more flour .  Lightly oil your skillet or griddle and make some great pancakes!!   Nanny  

(Sorry about the crazy spacing - the kids have to show me how to do that on here!)


Cream Butterhead Salad

Clean and dry butterhead lettuce head

Sliced up green onions -usually 4 /use some of the green too! 

Apple Cider Vinegar & Salt/Pepper

In a glass bowl pour a small container of whipping cream - then take a tablespoon and SPLASH in a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. (Hold the spoon above the cream and tip the spoon quickly)  Let it sit - it will begin to thicken on its own.  When it's the consistency of sour cream add salt and pepper then the onions and last the torn lettuce.  Gently stir it up and serve.  Really great served with pork chops!


Radish and Butterhead Salad

This is such a pretty salad to serve when you have someone for dinner...or you are sick of tomato and lettuce salads!

1 orange, peeled

3 cups of roughly torn butterhead lettuce

2 radishes, sliced very thin (I use 3)

3 green onions - both white and green parts chopped

3 Tablespoons of olive oil

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Separate the orange into four quarters and thinly slice each quarter.  Top the lettuce  with the orange, radishes, onions, and some fresh mint if you have some!  Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt .  This amount serves 2 adults.