Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Yesterday, as part of the VDACS inspection process, I was asked to make and bake an item while the inspector was present. I chose to make this fabulous cinnamon swirl coffee cake, because a) it bakes up beautifully and b) it smells so darned good while it’s baking! We use a high quality Vietnamese cinnamon … Continue reading

VDACS Approved !!

We are so pleased to be able to let you know that Bellington Farm received VDACS approval today to begin operating a home based food processing facility. Our approved recipes include cakes, cupcakes, scones, muffins, brownies, cookies, and confections (icings and caramels). We look forward to baking up these yummy treats for those of you … Continue reading

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Last night we had a dusting of snow – little less than an inch, but it was pretty darned cold! I made some cornbread for dinner last night to add a little comfort food at dinnertime to take the chill off! Have a bit of it left over and some veggies in the fridge that … Continue reading

Mise en Place

This French term, meaning “everything in place,” has special meaning in the kitchen. And I’ve been very busy of late, finally able to take items out of boxes and get them arranged on the newly installed steel shelving in the open pantry area of the kitchen.

Yummy Ganache

My grandson’s birthday was January 30th. He turned two and had a grand celebration at Chuckie Cheese (a/k/a “The Mouse”). At the last minute, my daughter called me to let me know that outside baked goods were accepted. So, I whipped up a double batch of yellow cake batter and made cupcakes – much easier … Continue reading

Forward, March !!!

Well, I am so happy to report that my application to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) for a home based food operation has cleared its first hurdle! Yaay!!