On yesterday’s episode of “Farmhouse Rules,” Nancy Fuller, the born and raised farm girl from Upstate New York is serving and eating good food. Her recipes are called rules, and these rules have been handed down for generations. Nancy has been a chef and caterer for over twenty-five years and as a mother of six and grandmother of thirteen, she is still madly in love with her city boy hubby, David.
In this episode titled, “B-I-N-G-O,” Nancy is heading off to the Elks Club with the girls to play a game that is somewhat new to her. Nonetheless, she is determined to feed her hungry bingo players. On her menu are; Corn Chowder, Honey Glazed Ham Sliders, Farro Salad with Radishes, Arugula and Feta and for dessert, a Braided Strawberry Tart. To find the featured recipes click here.
So, in order to make these delightful treats, she is heading off to Holmquest Farms & Greenhouse, where four generations of the Holmes family have been farming in Hudson, N.Y. Tom had some delicious corn for her chowder, which she started getting ready as soon as she arrived home. She started with a few slices of bacon, which she rendered in the pot. She then removed the pieces and put them aside. She cut veggies and added them with a bit of butter as the smell was wafting through her kitchen.
Next, she made the salad using farro, a nutty grain with lots of texture, like barley. After she made the salad, she added the drained and cooled farro. She added the last ingredient to the chowder, two cups of milk. Win or not, the bingo girls are going to be winners when they get to eat these delicious treats.
Nancy started making her strawberry tart using about a pound and a half of giant strawberries. Nancy makes just about everything from scratch, but the puff pastry is store-bought. She cut the edges of the pastry, so she can make a braided fancy top on the tart with a sugar coating.
Nancy hurried to make the sliders, using her homemade strawberry jam, honey glazed ham, and a slice of Brie and arugula. She packed up all the food, and hit the bingo hall, where the attendees were thrilled to sample all of Nancy’s treats on this episode of “Farmhouse Rules.”