Today’s episode of “Farmhouse Rules,” was titled, “Farmer’s Feast” starring Nancy Fuller. The recipes Nancy makes are called rules, hence the name, that was handed down for generations of her farm family using foods indigenous to the area. Nancy has been a chef and caterer for almost thirty years and as a loving mother of six and super Gigi of thirteen, she made a farmer out of her ex-city boy and hubby David.
Nancy is hosting a “Farmer’s Feast” to honor the hardworking men and women who volunteer for the New York Farm Bureau. She is making Savory Garlic Scones with Cheesy Herb Spread, Short Rib Stew with Vegetables and Port, Hasty Pudding with Whipped Cream and to wash it down, Fancy Farmer’s Cocktail. To see the recipes from this episode check here.
Nancy is grateful for the volunteers and is having a party to thank them for their hard work. The celebration would not be a true dedication without the fruits of their labors and Nancy truly honors them on every episode of “Farmhouse Rules.” She braises the short ribs in the pot and removes them and adds the onions and herbs until soft. She then adds the beef broth and wine and back into the pot go the short ribs. While they are bubbling, she adds parsnips, carrots and a cup of port wine.
When she made the Hasty Pudding, it was something from long ago and most people had not heard of it because it does not come in a box from the supermarket. However, Nancy’s rules are handed down from generations, so they are never old to her. It was made with coarse cornmeal and sweetened with maple syrup, molasses and brown sugar and baked in the oven.
The scones looked so delicious, and she even said they were a fancy name for biscuits. She roasted a whole garlic bulb in the oven in aluminum foil and put it in the mixture together and Nancy always gives secrets to making the recipes a success.
The punch packed a wallop with vodka, champagne and other yummy stuff and the New York Farm Bureau members were grateful for Nancy’s amazing food that used their wonderful fruits, vegetables, herbs and wines on this delicious episode of “Farmhouse Rules.”