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Life on Peace and Plenty Farm



Sometimes mistakes in life take years to undo, or cost a fortune, or end up breaking your heart or body.  Most of the time, those mistakes can be learned from, and though dearly earned, that wisdom serves well. Farming mistakes can break your heart, body and bank account too, but at least you get a chance to try whatever it was again not too long...

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Of Interest: Articles and Recipes

"Pennsylvania Gold" The Mennonite Tradition of Growing Saffron - Saveur Magazine

The spice came to the U.S. during Colonial times along with other old-world crops like spelt. According to food historian William Woys Weaver, saffron-loving Pennsylvanians were once called Geeldeitsch, or “Yellow Dutch,” for the distinctive gold hue of their food. Merchants shipped Pennsylvania saffron to Spanish colonies in the Caribbean and, writes Pat Willard, author of Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World's Most Seductive Spice, in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, saffron traded on the Philadelphia commodity exchange at a price equal to gold. In the colonies, saffron acted as a flavoring in soups and teas, as well as a domestic remedy for measles and fevers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Saffron - Chowhound

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Saffron - Chowhound

Great write up by Pamela Vachon in Chowhound about saffron and its uses.  There is a small error (stigmas, not stamens are used to make saffron threads), but there are some great dessert ideas in here and valuable information about its uses.     "Fortunately, a very little goes a very long way, and mere fractions of grams of saffron can infuse a variety of dishes from...

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Saffron Tea as an alternative to coffee

Saffron Tea as an alternative to coffee

Nice article here in the NYTimes with Camille Becerra’s breakfast - which includes a saffron tea. “Rather than coffee, Becerra drinks saffron water in the morning. The recipe, a gift from Boulaabi, involves soaking the plant’s ruby-colored threads in water overnight to release the nutrients and flavor. “It has a savory note, and is floral-y but not in the way of a rosewater — it’s...

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Farm Stays

Come stay on the farm and enjoy the peace and plenty.

Recent Reviews:

"Peace and Plenty Farm is exactly that, a peaceful place with plenty of dreams, beautiful vistas and hospitality. Melinda and Simon are wonderful and have mastered the skill of being there and yet giving space."

"As city folks with dreams of a more provincial life, Peace and Plenty farm was the perfect place to getaway and temporarily satisfy that dream. The quaint little home sits on a gorgeous property with views of a farm; there's nothing like waking up and having coffee with these kind of views and the calming aromas of country life - fresh air! "

"Our stay at the saffron farm was wonderful! The farm is beautiful, quiet and peaceful. And the cottage was all that, and more! It’s a space you don’t want to leave with it’s thoughtful touches, incredible design and comfortable everything."

"Such an amazing place! I felt so welcomed. The perfect retreat!"

". . . a slice of heaven . . . The farm itself is a wonder with its rows and rows of saffron crocus, large and lush open green fields and a creek flowing through the property. There is a hen house and you can take home fresh organic eggs as well as a multitude of other delicious products including the top rated saffron, jams, preserves, oils and nuts, all made and grown on site. I can’t sing the praises high enough. This place is a true gem. Come once and you will be planning your next visit before you even leave. I promise".

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and here for our new Tentrr Site!