Chive Cornbread with Aquafaba

Chives, the quintessential herb of spring. The first to grow back after winter’s slumber, these fresh hollow blades are full of onion flavor and are a great compliment to savory baked goods. This delicious cornbread is made with aquafaba, an egg substitute derived from cooking chickpeas. See my earlier blog post here for how to…

The Versatile Palouse Chickpea–Aquafaba!

Our larger family farm here on the Palouse is one among many family farms that grows heaps of chickpeas every year. This brain shaped legume, also called a garbanzo (Spanish for chickpea), is such a versatile bean. It’s the main ingredient in hummus, it’s delicious as a cooked bean in salads or soups. But did…

Easiest 5 Ingredient Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes on hand? Rosemary is the perfect compliment to the hearty potato. This 30 minute side dish is very simple and simply delicious. No chit-chat, no scrolling. Here’s the recipe. INGREDIENTS 2 large potatoes, cut lengthwise and thinly sliced (~1/8″) 1/4 onion, thinly sliced Cooking oil Salt & Pepper Dried or fresh rosemary Preheat oven…

Spring Fever & Smoot’s Easter Wreath Workshop

Although I find every season irreplaceable, spring is by far my favorite. These warmer days have me anxiously anticipating those once dormant buds bursting open with new life, the daffodils and tulips and pastel blossoms blanketing the trees. After a season of snow, ice and unwelcoming weather, spring never ceases to amaze me. It’s a…

Me, We, and Who is Smoot?

If you’ve ever been confused by the interchange of “me” and “we” on our social media or maybe you’re wondering who the heck is Smoot, you’re not alone. I get those questions a lot. So I figured I’d take a moment to clarify. First off, Smoot’s Flavor Farm gets its name from Smoot Hill, a…

Smoot’s Ethics–Our Agricultural Culture

Founded on flavor. Focused on quality. Conscientious of our ecology. Farming is a constant interplay of decision-making, risk-taking, and uncontrollable circumstances. Every day we make decisions about when to plant or harvest, when to intervene in environmental processes, and where to place our energy with the intent on it being worthwhile for the bottom line….

Exciting things are brewin’

Winter is sometimes called the “slow season” in farming, but there’s nothing slow about it. Although my days aren’t spent in the field or bustling to markets, I have no shortage of things to do before the spring comes. One of the biggest and most exciting projects this winter has been the design and construction…