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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

I love Thanksgiving. I love having my family over to celebrate, enjoying a meal grown by local farmers or homegrown in our garden. I also appreciate taking a moment to reflect on all of the things I am thankful for in my life.
This year, I wanted to share a few of the things I am most thankful for.
I'm thankful for all of you - Small Batch Kitchen fans and customers, who have helped me grow this little company into something that I'm amazingly proud of. You have supported me as I've grown, and have helped me turn this company into something I never expected when I set up at my first farmer's market in 2014. This business has been a dream of mine, and I look forward to the changes that are going to come in the new year. 
I'm thankful for my amazing team. Richelle is my right hand production all star and is very quickly taking over the kitchen, Rachel has has an eye for displays and a knack for customer service and sales, Scott who was a great market team member and will soon be off to join the Air Force, Jill who filled in at markets through the season and in an emergency, and Kristen, our newest team member, who has been churning out gift baskets with zeal. I would be lost without them all, and count myself lucky to have a group of people working with me who believe in Small Batch Kitchen as much as I do!
I'm thankful for our local farm and orchard partners, who grow the most delicious produce - the foundation of every single Small Batch Kitchen product. We are able to create such flavorful products because we are starting with the best.
I'm thankful for my family. My parent's were farmers, growers, and business owners when I was young, and I jumped into Small Batch Kitchen fully aware of the hard work that goes into making a business work. My brother who has never been afraid to follow his heart, and my wonderful extended in-law family, my nephews and niece, who make me laugh and support and encourage me to keep going. I can't forget my little dog, either, who is always down for a snuggle when I'm catching up on bookkeeping or marketing.
 
Last, and most definitely not least, I am thankful for my husband, Jason. He has been with me since before day one, and often is a little skeptical about my wild and crazy ideas. He's always supportive, though, and I could not do this without him. I'm lucky to have such a supportive partner.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

I love Thanksgiving. I love having my family over to celebrate, enjoying a meal grown by local farmers or homegrown in our garden. I also appreciate taking a moment to reflect on all of the things I am thankful for in my life.
This year, I wanted to share a few of the things I am most thankful for.
I'm thankful for all of you - Small Batch Kitchen fans and customers, who have helped me grow this little company into something that I'm amazingly proud of. You have supported me as I've grown, and have helped me turn this company into something I never expected when I set up at my first farmer's market in 2014. This business has been a dream of mine, and I look forward to the changes that are going to come in the new year. 
I'm thankful for my amazing team. Richelle is my right hand production all star and is very quickly taking over the kitchen, Rachel has has an eye for displays and a knack for customer service and sales, Scott who was a great market team member and will soon be off to join the Air Force, Jill who filled in at markets through the season and in an emergency, and Kristen, our newest team member, who has been churning out gift baskets with zeal. I would be lost without them all, and count myself lucky to have a group of people working with me who believe in Small Batch Kitchen as much as I do!
I'm thankful for our local farm and orchard partners, who grow the most delicious produce - the foundation of every single Small Batch Kitchen product. We are able to create such flavorful products because we are starting with the best.
I'm thankful for my family. My parent's were farmers, growers, and business owners when I was young, and I jumped into Small Batch Kitchen fully aware of the hard work that goes into making a business work. My brother who has never been afraid to follow his heart, and my wonderful extended in-law family, my nephews and niece, who make me laugh and support and encourage me to keep going. I can't forget my little dog, either, who is always down for a snuggle when I'm catching up on bookkeeping or marketing.
 
Last, and most definitely not least, I am thankful for my husband, Jason. He has been with me since before day one, and often is a little skeptical about my wild and crazy ideas. He's always supportive, though, and I could not do this without him. I'm lucky to have such a supportive partner.

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Recipe: No Bake Cheesecake with Sour Cherry Spread

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Recipe for an easy no bake cheesecake with Small Batch Kitchen Sour Cherry Spread.

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Recipe: No Bake Cheesecake with Sour Cherry Spread

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

Recipe for an easy no bake cheesecake with Small Batch Kitchen Sour Cherry Spread.

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Summer Contest 2018

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

Summer 2018 Recipe and Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 18, 2018. Voting August 19-26, 2018.

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Summer Contest 2018

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

Summer 2018 Recipe and Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 18, 2018. Voting August 19-26, 2018.

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Football Party Foods!

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We're pretty excited here in the Philadelphia area. Only one football game left for the season, and it's the BIG ONE! To celebrate, we came up with a few quick and easy snack recipes that will be great for a football watching party (or any time you need a snack or appetizer)!


Beer Spread and Mustard Sausages

  • 2 packages smoked sausages
  • 1 jar Small Batch Kitchen Beer Spread (any flavor works!)
  • 4 Tablespoons mustard (try our Roasted Garlic Whole Grain Mustard)

Drain sausages and put into oven safe dish. Spoon Beer Spread and Mustard over top. Bake in oven according to package directions, stirring once about half way through to coat all the sausages with the glaze. This Beer Spread/Mustard glaze is also great on ham or soft pretzels!

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Football Party Foods!

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We're pretty excited here in the Philadelphia area. Only one football game left for the season, and it's the BIG ONE! To celebrate, we came up with a few quick and easy snack recipes that will be great for a football watching party (or any time you need a snack or appetizer)!


Beer Spread and Mustard Sausages

  • 2 packages smoked sausages
  • 1 jar Small Batch Kitchen Beer Spread (any flavor works!)
  • 4 Tablespoons mustard (try our Roasted Garlic Whole Grain Mustard)

Drain sausages and put into oven safe dish. Spoon Beer Spread and Mustard over top. Bake in oven according to package directions, stirring once about half way through to coat all the sausages with the glaze. This Beer Spread/Mustard glaze is also great on ham or soft pretzels!

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We have been really busy with production the past few weeks, and we are getting ready to go into our even busier season, so I wanted to take a moment and thank my kitchen assistant, Richelle, for all her hard work.

For lunch today, I cooked us up a batch of fried green tomatoes, from my CSA (Living Hope Farm). I served them up with a fresh chevre and a spoonful of our Hot Pepper Spread. Let's just say - lunch was delicious, and I need to share the recipe with you!

Fried Green Tomatoes with Chevre and Hot Pepper Spread 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

4 large, firm green tomatoes, sliced into 1/2" slices

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 cup finely ground cornmeal

1 teaspoon paprika

2 eggs

4 tablespoons milk

Oil, for frying

Chevre (about 8 oz)

Hot Pepper Spread 

 

Preparation

1. Sprinkle sliced tomatoes with salt & pepper, set aside.

2. Combine cornmeal and paprika in one bowl. Beat eggs and milk in a second bowl.

3. Coat the tomatoes with egg mixture, then dredge in cornmeal. 

4. Cover the bottom of a skillet with oil, place over medium high heat. 

5. When oil is shimmering, add tomatoes to the pan. Fit as many as you can without the tomatoes touching. Fry until nicely browned (about 2 minutes each side).

6. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Repeat step 5 until all tomatoes are cooked.

7. Put tomatoes on a serving plate, top with goat cheese and Small Batch Kitchen Hot Pepper Spread. 

Enjoy!

 

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted by Sheila Rhodes on

We have been really busy with production the past few weeks, and we are getting ready to go into our even busier season, so I wanted to take a moment and thank my kitchen assistant, Richelle, for all her hard work.

For lunch today, I cooked us up a batch of fried green tomatoes, from my CSA (Living Hope Farm). I served them up with a fresh chevre and a spoonful of our Hot Pepper Spread. Let's just say - lunch was delicious, and I need to share the recipe with you!

Fried Green Tomatoes with Chevre and Hot Pepper Spread 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

4 large, firm green tomatoes, sliced into 1/2" slices

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 cup finely ground cornmeal

1 teaspoon paprika

2 eggs

4 tablespoons milk

Oil, for frying

Chevre (about 8 oz)

Hot Pepper Spread 

 

Preparation

1. Sprinkle sliced tomatoes with salt & pepper, set aside.

2. Combine cornmeal and paprika in one bowl. Beat eggs and milk in a second bowl.

3. Coat the tomatoes with egg mixture, then dredge in cornmeal. 

4. Cover the bottom of a skillet with oil, place over medium high heat. 

5. When oil is shimmering, add tomatoes to the pan. Fit as many as you can without the tomatoes touching. Fry until nicely browned (about 2 minutes each side).

6. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Repeat step 5 until all tomatoes are cooked.

7. Put tomatoes on a serving plate, top with goat cheese and Small Batch Kitchen Hot Pepper Spread. 

Enjoy!

 

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