Monday, December 22, 2014

Your New Go-to Holiday Cocktail

The Bloody Rose

We at Deep Acres Farm are enjoying our latest holiday cocktail creation, The Bloody Rose.  We know you will too.   It's easy, it's fresh.  It's damn good.  So much better than last year's creation, The Root Canal.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

Deep Acres Bloody Rose

recipe makes 2 drinks

Make rosemary simple syrup ahead in a small saucepan.  Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and a rosemary sprig.  Warm over low heat until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.  Discard rosemary sprig and refrigerate in airtight container.   Will keep up to one month.


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in 8 oz fresh blood orange juice (pink grapefruit may be used),  2 oz Aperol, and 1 oz rosemary simple syrup.  Shake well and strain evenly into two good-sized cocktail glasses filled with ice.  Top with dry Prosecco and garnish with blood orange wheel and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Aperol, an aperitif made with bitter orange and rhubarb, combines nicely with rosemary.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sampson, The Wine Dog

Look what we discovered in the Dry Creek Valley.  A Tibetan Terrier named Sampson who lives at Hawley Winery, a small family winery near Healdsburg, California.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Play It Again Buddy!

Tibetan Terrier Buddy Gershon and his trainer/piano teacher in NYC.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Short Cut

We don't usually like a short cut on a Tibetan Terrier.  We're traditionalists.   But our Facebook friend sure is cute.  Just look at those feet!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Rufus is the Best

Grand Champion Deep Acres Fields of Gold
Dear Rufus took Best of Breed both days over the weekend at the Hawkeye Kennel Club show is our home town.  Do we have to mention that Rufus was the only Tibetan Terrier in the show?   It was Rufus' first show in two years  What a handsome man!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Meet Emily

Emily assists with the gardening at Deep Acres Farm

Emily helped us apply a generous layer of organic compost to the back perennial gardens we planted last summer.  We used cocoa bean mulch on the front beds, but not in the back where our dogs run free because cocoa shells can be toxic to dogs.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Camp

On June 20-22 Escape Brooklyn is hosting their first ever event in the Hudson Valley at Malouf’s Mountain. They'll be camping, swimming, hiking, and boozing it up in the mountains for two days.   Sounds like our kind of vacay. Last call for SUMMER CAMP!

Monday, June 9, 2014


Purslane aka Pigweed
Mix in a salad with arugula, kale, lemon juice and Garlic Expressions dressing.  Nothing else could be so fresh and healthy for you.  Purslane contains more omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid in particular) than any other leafy vegetable plant.

Although purslane is considered a weed in the United States, it may be eaten as a leaf vegetable. It has a slightly sour and salty taste and is eaten throughout much of Europe, the middle east, Asia, and Mexico.

Friday, May 30, 2014

We Are Not Alone

Vivid Proof of Other Tibetan Terrier Lovers

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Walk in the Park with Angus

Angus, Champion Deep Acres Cream of the Crop

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Unicorns

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Green and White

Made the Green and White tonight in Iowa City!  From Roberta's in Brooklyn.  Sam Sifton shared the recipe in the New York Times.  Check out the recipe and video.  Really good!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mother of All Pasta Sauces

We love this pasta sauce recipe. We use it on this scratch fettuccine, but also on gnocchi and even good noodles from a box

Fettuccine with Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan and Basil Recipe adapted from Chef Enzo Febbraro

1 pound all-purpose flour, plus more as needed ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for the pasta water
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
 2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
¾ pound (about 1 pint) cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
18 fresh basil leaves, cut into ⅓-inch thick slices
About 1 cup finely grated Parmesan, plus more for serving


1. Make the pasta: Place the flour on a work surface and shape it into a mound. Sprinkle with salt and make a wide well in the center. Add the eggs and oil to the well and beat them with your fingers or a fork until combined. Gradually pull small amounts of flour from the inside walls of the well into the egg mixture and mix until a stiff dough forms. Knead the dough, adding more flour if needed to prevent it from sticking. Let the dough rest, covered with a damp cloth, for 30 minutes.

2. Cut the dough into thirds, shape into a circle, and flatten each piece with your hands. On a floured surface, roll the dough until very thin, about 1 mm, flipping it over as you roll and flouring as needed. Fold the pasta round in half from top to bottom and then fold in half again from top to bottom. Cut the rectangle crosswise into ¼-inch-thick ribbons. Unroll the ribbons and toss with flour. Spread on a floured parchment sheet and let dry for 30 minutes.

 3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. It should taste salty like the ocean.

4. Prepare the sauce: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté, without coloring, until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Immediately add the tomatoes; season generously with salt and pepper and sauté to extract some of the juices and soften the tomatoes. Remove from the heat until the pasta is cooked.

5. Add half of the pasta to the boiling salted water (refrigerate the other half to use later) and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes.

6. Pull the pasta from the pot and drop it directly into the sauce. Set the sauce over medium heat and add a little pasta cooking liquid to loosen it. Stir in the basil, Parmesan and more pasta cooking liquid to create a saucy consistency.

Serve with more grated Parmesan.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sugar in the City


Sugar in the city. Sitting at a Chicago dog park wondering when her friends will arrive. She is also waiting for warmer weather.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Summer Memories

Rufus, Roses and Sunshine!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rosenthal Magic Flute Mini Vase

Rosenthal Magic Flute Mini Vase
This diminutive vase caught our eye in the recent issue of Town & Country magazine.  And we were surprised by the listed price - only $35!   Mind you it is only 4 1/2" high.   But that's part of what we like about it.   Perfect to hold a bloom on the vanity in our bathroom. 

We were even more surprised to find it on sale at Lord & Taylor for $14!  Every other store had it listed at $35 including Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.  And then we found a promotional code (WINTER) that gave us an additional 20 percent off.   Bringing the price down to around $11.

So we ordered 8 thinking they will make great gifts.   Or, perhaps, perfect for a dinner party for 8.  One vase at each place setting holding a single flower.  Perhaps we should buy in bulk and resell on ebay!   Our boat has come in and we are ready, so ready, to sail!

To get one, or more, for yourself visit the Lord and Taylor website.   And don't forget to enter the promo code during checkout.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Haters Gonna Hate

We're excited!  The new season of Downton Abbey starts tomorrow night.

We visited the Shop PBS website and found a number of their Downton Abbey t-shirts are on sale for $9.99 (regularly $25.00).  We then searched around and found a promotional code (CROSS25) that gave us an additional 25 percent off.  So they ended up being about $7.50.   Unable to pass up a good sale, we ordered 4 different ones and got free shipping.

Our favorite is Haters Gonna Hate featuring the villains everyone loves to hate--Thomas and O'Brien. A must-have for any Downton Abbey fan.

Tune in tomorrow for the start of season 4.