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Manhattan Clam Chowder

This is always a busy time of year for us. We are looking forward to spring. Getting ready for the long winter months. We also get invited to a few very casual get-togethers. There is one standing request every year for me to make Manhatten Clam Chowder Soup. It is so easy to make. Once it is made I leave it in my Ninja Crock Pot on Buffet setting to keep it hot. The soup is usually gone before the end of the night.


  • 3 Can canned chopped clams
  • 1 can of crushed tomato ( I use the ones I caned from my garden but store bought is ok too)
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 lrg. carrots chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 small potatoes cubed
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 TBS butter
  • water

In your favorite soup pot. ( I have several )  melt the butter  then add in celery, carrots and onion, Simmer until translucent and tender . Add  the clams but reserve the juice for another step. Add garlic , thyme, lemon and lemon juice. the add crushed tomato and potatoes. the add water to the clam juice to make 2 cups total. and add it to the soup pot. Bring to a boil until all the vegetables are cook to tender. Serve hot. We like to add a dash of chipolte hot sauce


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Welcome to Home Country Farm

This being my first blog post I thought I’d share with you a little about where and how we live. We live in upstate NY in a area that just has some of the most beautiful views. The picture above is from my front door looking out at the moutains. This picture was taken in 2017. I thought it would be approperiate because today we had our first snow.  The area is full of artist, hiking trails, and great shopping. It all depends on what your looking to do.

We are a busy family. We have 2 children one living at home and about to graduate. My husband is about to retire form a 25 year job. We are looking forward to a new adventure together. My job is not that of a stay at home mom. I work from my home as an artist working in polymer clay, quilts, and bags. Along with anything else I think I would like to try. I sell my work at craft show and etsy. My husband has few idea of his own but is just waiting for retirement to try them out.

This is a new website for us . I hope you have a look around and make a few comments. Be kind thou this is still a work in progress.