Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced OR feta cheese, crumbled
Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh basil, chopped
Arrange tomato slices on individual plates. Top with cheese and sprinkle with fresh basil. Drizzle with oil and vinegar (to taste) and chill at least 30 minutes. (OR, chop tomatoes and cheese and toss all ingredients together to coat.) Serve with crusty bread for a light, delicious summer evening meal.
If you love using herbs as much as I do, you will probably agree that fresh-picked herbs taste better than store-bought or dried ones.
Even those of you who have limited available yard or garden space can plant a kitchen herb garden. Herbs are easy to grow, don’t need a lot of space, thrive in just about any type of soil, and many are cold hardy. An ideal location would be a few steps from your kitchen, but any spot that gets about six hours of sun a day is good. By planting herbs that are most often used in cooking, you can pick what you need all summer. Continue reading →
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Grind your own flour. Knead your own dough. Bake your own bread. Nothing tastes better than homemade bread baked with freshly ground flour. Baking your own bread can’t be beat: the great taste, the wholesome nutrition, the satisfaction of keeping old traditions alive. Make bread baking a weekly ritual in your home this year. If you’re searching for the best in baking tools and helpers, try Lehman’s wonderfulÂ line of baking supplies, grain and grain mills.
Here’s a great article from our archivesÂ by C.J. Mouser. She writes from her farm in central Florida, where she raises swine andÂ grows oranges with her husband and three children. Enjoy!
One recent morning, I went out to check on a sow that was in the process of having her babies. She was doing just fine, and would have continued to do so without my presence, but I was enjoying watching her. There were a million things I could have been doing in the house. Clearly, I was lallygaggin’.
I had just decided to go into the house and find something productive to do, when I heard a faint squealing. Sometimes I think we do things for a reason – even if we don’t know what the reason is. Maybe it’s fate, or divine inspiration, or something else guiding us. But something – call it ‘my little voice’ – kept me out there until I did what needed to be done. I just didn’t know what it was yet. Continue reading →
Lehman’s was recently featured on an episode of Weekend Makeover, the nationally televised how-to-upgrade-your-home-in-one-weekend series. Glenda Lehman Ervin, vice president of marketing and daughter of founder Jay Lehman, talked about the unique collection of Lehman’s merchandise available to the discerning homeowner, as well as the company’s history.