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Hidden Acres Farm, Newton NH
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The curve of the road brings you around and to the farm. There the tractors seem artfully situated near the driveway, the light shines through the barn door, the wrap-around porch greets you, and it all says “Welcome to Hidden Acres Farm.” The house, barn, and outer buildings retain the charm of a long-ago era. If the walls could talk, there would be many tales (and tails) of daily life on the farm.

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A Simple New Hampshire Beef Stew
Posted January 14, 2017
A Simple New Hampshire Beef Stew

Check:  for a local meat producer. For dressier finish leave out potatoes in stew, and top it with mashed potatoes browned under the broiler.
1/8 lean pound salt pork, cut into 1/4-ich cubes
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound …

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Baking Powder Biscuits
Posted December 16, 2016
Baking Powder Biscuits

In her essay titled “About Biscuits” short story writer Laurie Colwin says, “Biscuits are the utility infielder of the culinary world … There is nothing as useful or delicious.” Before the days of boxed mixes, so popular was this dough that cooks kept stashes of the dry ingredients and shortening to which they only needed to add milk or water. In other words, our forefathers made their own Bisquick. Biscuits are most thought of as a small bread, but the dough can be used as a topping for a stew or as a base for fruit as in strawberry short cake. The batter can even be used as the casing for a steamed fruit pudding. And don’t forget them as the perfect hot winter soup accompaniment.

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Carrot and Fresh Ginger Soup
Posted November 10, 2016
Carrot and Fresh Ginger Soup

1 pound carrots, peeled and cut in quarters
1 Tablespoon butter
3 Tablespoons peeled coarsely chopped ginger (1/4 inch pieces)
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon raw sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.In a …

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Candied Apples
Posted October 23, 2016
Candied Apples

Unsalted butter, for parchment paper
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, (optional)
6 medium apples, or 12 lady apples

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; butter parchment, and set aside. …

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Green Tomato Mincemeat Pie
Posted October 10, 2016

For those with green tomatoes, make vegetarian mincemeat today and save for traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas pie.  

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Spinach Squares
Posted September 25, 2016
Spinach Squares

Recipe provided by NH Farm to School

10 ounces steamed, chopped spinach
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar or jack)

Preheat oven to 375 …

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