• From Indigo House – Pullets Ready to Lay

    Hello to all the local Chicken keepers.  For sale 17 Silver Laced Wyandotte pullets ready to begin laying eggs by the first week in March.  The Silver Laced Wyandotte is a heavy breed brown egg layer with a calm temperament. …

  • The Big Sort at Indigo House #2

      With the help of my son I decided to tackle the pantry first on my organizational to-do list. I’ve used a hall closet as a proto-pantry for several years. It stays relatively cool all year and thus the requirements…

  • Leni cooks on the Monticello Stew Stove

    I had so much fun a few weeks ago. I did my first livestream from the historic Monticello kitchen. I’ve always loved to cook on the hearth but this time I cooked on the stew stove while fielding questions from…

  • Indigo House Front Porch Dinners

    Dear Food Folks: There are only 6 more weekends to enjoy my fall history cuisine series at Indigo House. Welcome and enjoy the front porch of my farmstead home where you will hear the rush of the river, enjoy the…

  • Tis the Season for Leni’s Basil Paste

    My simple version of Basil Pesto It’s almost sacrilegious to admit that I do not care for the traditional pesto; not with pine nuts, not with walnuts, not with Parmesan. To my taste buds those mixtures always taste too ‘busy’!…

  • 10 chickens in the Indigo House Kitchen

    In mid-June when the 60 medium-sized chickens that were on shares went to be processed I was left with 10 birds too small to send. I decided to raise them for myself and let them get pretty big over the…