SW Region Cookbook Contributors

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The Farmgirl Monthly
How long have you been practicing the American tradition of ranching?

"My husband and I moved our family to the ranch 15 years ago. The ranch has been in my family for over 100 years, even before that my grandparents and great -great grandparents were involved in ranching nearby."

What do you enjoy most about being a rancher?

"I enjoy the country life the most… the outdoors, nature, we call this God’s Country for a reason. It is rugged and harsh country.. most everything out here either bites, sticks or stings, you have to be tough. But the rewards are the most awe inspiring sunrises and sunsets, cactus blossoms, puffy white clouds and wide open vistas."
Ranch Eggs
I live on and run a ranch in Southwest Texas that has been in my family for generations. We have been in continuous operation as a sheep and goat ranch for over one hundred years. It has been a blessing to raise my children here, where heritage runs deep. You can follow my Texas ranch journey on Instagram as @lonestarbarn. Huevos Rancheros or “Ranch Eggs” are a favorite down here on the Texas-Mexico border. A traditional Mexican stick-to-your-ribs breakfast, sunny- side up fried eggs with corn tortillas, refried beans, and a traditional ranchero sauce will have you begging for “mas!”

Ranch Eggs

Serves: 6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄2 large white onion, chopped
3 Roma tomatoes, diced, or 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1–2 fresh jalapeños, chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1–2 cans chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup chicken broth
The FarmMade Cookbook!
The FarmMade Cookbook is here! You can find it on Amazon and retail stores like Tractor Supply, Kroger, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Costco, etc… A time capsule of food, craft, and tradition, The FarmMade Cookbook shares seventy-five multi-generational recipes from farms all over the country. Hailing from New England, the Deep South, the Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest, each authentic farm-made recipe represents its region’s unique farming culture. Recipes are paired with each farm’s unique story of resilience and connection with the land, resulting in a tangible agrarian gift to us all.

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Help Us Save Our Farm From Developers
You can help save an organic farm and cultural education center in Kahaluu by donating today to Hui Aloha Aina Momona 501(c)3 (all donations are tax deductible). We want to be clear that you are saving this farm for the community, not a single family. The farm ownership will be under local nonprofit, Hui Aloha ʻĀina Momona 501(c)3 that has been doing community agriculture, cultural and environmental work since 2011.

Our organization was born after the legalization of traditional poi making in 2011. Our family was at the heart of the controversy, instead of backing down to the department of health, we changed the law. The commitment we hold to seeing a board, stone and a full calabash of poi in every home has been at the heart of our passion to serve. We have organized Opening Day at the State Capitol and hosted the community for the last 12 consecutive years, during that time we have shared over 10,000 pounds of cooked kalo, given 10,000 huli, made the very first imu at Iolani Palace and have the honor to make 8,000 laulau and feed the community.

In the end of June 2021, our landowners sent us written notice giving us 90 days to move. We have been in total shock. Unfortunately the landlords have been financially impacted by the Covid pandemic and see the currently real estate market as solution. On top of that a developer has been reaching out to landowners in our area because Kahaluu is a hot zone for development. We must all save this land and keep it in agriculture! Zillow lists the farm between 1.2 – 1.8 million. We qualify for a loan of but are short of the total, this leaves us to raise $400,000.00 of which we are asking for your help.
The Byrne Farm needs your help
I am Joanne Murphy from Philadelphia, PA and am asking for your help. Unfortunately, Hurricane IDA flooded & devastated our families’ friends’ farm in Bensalem, PA. Tony (Anthony) & Shelby are the most selfless, giving, caring people we know. Together, they help raise Tony’s (Anthony’s) sisters and have rescued various animals. He is also a Volunteer Firefighter. Any monies raised will be used to restore their farm.

The property needs to be re-secured for theirs & the animals safety. Repairing the barn stalls & reinstalling fencing are top priorities. Gratefully, many family members, friends, neighbors, & co-workers have already been donating their time in assisting with the clean up labor portion of this massive project.

Anything you can give would be deeply appreciated. If you can’t contribute at the moment, simply pass this message along. Please trust that both Tony (Anthony) & Shelby will be paying this tremendous gift forward in the future.

Much thanks and appreciation to all.
Help Dedee & Oro rebuild
Lake Goddess Herb Farm
Oro and Dedee Starcher recently suffered a terrible loss due to the 25 Mile Fire in Chelan, WA that started on August 15, 2021. They were only able to quickly gather a few belongings and their dog Sydney before escaping the danger. Unfortunately, their camping trailer and herb trailer were destroyed by the fire. Friends and neighbors have driven by confirming that the trailers were burned, but Dedee and Oro have not been able to return to the land due to road closures and continued evacuation mandates. Once the roads open back up, they will be able to return and assess the damage.

In the meantime, we are hoping to raise enough money to enable Dedee and Oro to replace any immediate needs and eventually rebuild what they lost. Dedee and Oro have both been working tirelessly on Dedee’s new business Lake Goddess Herb Farm and they had just moved her newly renovated herb trailer up to the farm a week and half prior to the fire. They had just began harvesting and drying the herbs from the garden and now she will now have to completely start over.

They have poured so much heart and soul into caring for the beautiful land that they hope will one day be their permanent home. They had just recently installed new irrigation lines for the flourishing garden that the neighborhood community had spent hours and hours tending to. Our intentions are to help these two replenish what was lost and give them a stable foundation to began rebuilding their sacred land and business.