Recipes

Easy Rustic Bread

Easy Rustic Bread

We looked for a great, easy rustic bread recipe for some time. While we enjoy a good French baguette or a loaf of rye or something more exotic, we wanted a good, all-around, rustic style loaf that’s equally suitable for sandwiches, as a side with […]

Cheese Press … Totally Worth It

Cheese Press … Totally Worth It

This is our second year making cheese, and we seem to be making it more often, at least once per week. Since the first of the year, we have made a sage-infused cheddar, a gouda, a gruyere, an imperial porter cheddar, and a traditional Colby. […]

One Hour Pretzels

One Hour Pretzels

There is something perfect about a homemade pretzel on a winter Sunday. For some reason, I always want to make pretzels if I’m going to watch a football game. I’m not 100% certain where that association comes from. But the Super Bowl is coming up, […]

The Beauregard Whiskey Sour

The Beauregard Whiskey Sour

Another day, another cocktail on the farm. This one is a take on the Whiskey Sour, but tweaked with the addition of Cocchi Americano – an aromatic and bitter liquor similar to Lillet, but of Italian origin. We also use two varieties of citrus to balance […]

Tips for Cheesemaking

Tips for Cheesemaking

After a couple of years of trial and error, we’ve discovered a few tips that seems to make our cheesemaking adventures go as smoothly as possible. You are going to find lots of great recipes and books, but if you want our top tips for […]

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The Bee’s Knees is a classic cocktail based off a gin sour and one of my favorites to serve guests at summer gatherings; it’s refreshing, balanced, and beautiful in the glass. My version adjusts the recipe slightly with a bit of additional depth from the […]

How To Make Simple Syrup (and Variations)

How To Make Simple Syrup (and Variations)

Here in Seattle, there are scads of bars, restaurants and speakeasies, each serving up an amazing list of craft cocktails. We love exploring our city and trying out their fares, but we also love making our own craft cocktails at home, where we can enjoy […]

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

These spiced nuts are my go-to party appetizer, especially for entertaining over the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday. These nuts are sweet, spicy and salty, with a subtle burst of rosemary – everything a snack should be. They’re quite versatile when it comes to drink pairings, though […]

The Everything Works Out Cocktail

The Everything Works Out Cocktail

At Half Full Farm, we have an expression: no matter how hard things seem, not matter how frustrated you get, Everything Works Out. In fact, when we found Kitchen Pig – holding a sign in his mouth – we decided that was the prefect phrase […]