Lets Eat

Tri-tip just out of the smoker.

A tri-tip fresh out of the smoker from Porterhouse Meat Market in Havana, FL.

Food, a universal language that transcends boundaries, weaves a captivating narrative deeply rooted in our lives. At TnF Farms, our culinary journey is a testament to the art of crafting recipes. Turning simple ingredients into memorable, if not always conventionally “good,” meals. The magic often happens through improvisation, creatively utilizing fridge contents to whip up flavorful masterpieces that linger in our memories.

In the Florida Panhandle area, the farm-to-table movement isn’t just a trend; it’s a delectable reality. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients breathe life into our dishes. Supporting both sustainable agriculture and community ties. Understanding the origins of our meals adds a unique dimension to the dining experience. Enhancing the joy of savoring each bite.

Beyond our farm kitchen, the Tallahassee area offers a vibrant restaurant scene. From cozy diners dishing out Southern comfort food to upscale eateries boasting innovative menus. There’s a culinary delight for every palate. These establishments mirror the region’s rich culinary diversity, making every meal an exciting opportunity to indulge in the distinct flavors of the Florida Panhandle.

As we navigate this gastronomic landscape, we appreciate not only the delicious outcomes of our kitchen experiments but also the broader connection between what we eat. Where it comes from, and the community that nourishes our love for food. It’s a journey that transforms each meal into a celebration of flavors, cultures, and the shared joy of good food.

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SPAM Musubi Authentic Hawaiian

Our friend, fellow foodie, culinary scholar, and traveling chef, Kaitlyn is back to TnF Farms to cook authentic Hawaiian for us again! She told us tonight, we are in for a treat she enjoyed as a kid growing up in Hawai’i. SPAM musubi is a popular Hawaiian staple that combines elements of Japanese and American cuisine. It’s a tasty and portable dish that features SPAM, as a key ingredient. The dish checks all the boxes. It’s sweet, salty and filling. SPAM musubi is often enjoyed as a snack or light meal, and it has become a symbol of Hawaiian cuisine.

Tomahawk Steak from Porterhouse

Faith had other evening plans. It’s been a long week and the year is about to wrap up. I think I deserve a little something special for dinner. Porterhouse Meat Market had some great choices in their fresh cuts. My job has taken me all over the country and the world. I’ve eaten some amazing steaks, but I’ve never had a Tomahawk steak in my entire life. Tonight is going to be the night I prepare one and eat it.

Super easy beer bread

Long ago, I was at a gathering hosted by a great friend of mine named Rob and his wife, Laura. She had this amazing almost cake-like bread served with a garlicy-herb dip. I was hooked after the first chomp. This bread was moist, rich, and had a wonderful “chew”. Laura revealed that I loved “beer bread”. Beer bread was a new concept for me. If you don’t consider yourself much of a baker, beer bread can make you look like a refined, baking champion. Check out our post on making a very easy bread that is amazing!

Porterhouse Meat Market

Walking into a small-town business like Porterhouse is always an experience. The door’s entrance bell dings when we walk in. A moment later, Fawzi stepped out from the back and with a sincere smile greeted us like friends. You just don’t get that in some random grocery store or even the specialty stores in bigger cities. We catch up from the last visit and make small talk for a while. Eventually, I made my way to the back of the store to check out his fresh cuts.

TnF Farms Breakfast Pizza

If you have spent any time in the upper Midwest, you know about a gas station chain called Casey’s. Casey’s pizza is surprisingly some of the best breakfast pizza I’ve ever had. The crust and sauce go together perfectly and they don’t skimp on toppings. Plus they offer grab and go slices if you’re going through at a meal time. Someone asked me recently what I missed about South Dakota. Definitely not the snow and cold, but Casey’s breakfast pizza for sure! Casey’s breakfast pizza is pretty easy to replicate. The other day we decided to create our version of breakfast pizza to quell my cravings for a slice of Casey’s. It was pretty good. We made some tweaks this go-around with a friend of ours over.

TnF Farms Backwoods Flapjacks

Today we will be working all day on the far part of our property. We’re going to load up our side by side with Dobby the farm dog, fencing materials and some water. We plan to make the most of our day and “call it” around supper time. So we are going for a breakfast that is very filling and nutritionally dense. Sounds like TnF Farms Backwoods Flapjacks are a perfect fit.

A Tasty, Easy Breakfast

Tim usually cooks breakfast. Before we called it an evening last night, I mentioned tomorrow morning, I’m making a favorite breakfast of mine. Today I’ll be making a country fried breakfast with most of the foods sourced from TnF Farms. I’m starting by frying up a package of our American Guinea hog bacon in an iron skillet. Now I have Tim hovering in the kitchen eating the bacon as fast as it comes out of my skillet.

TnF Farms Jambalaya

I have had jambalaya a number of times since moving to the south. I think it’s pretty good. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making some of my own. Porterhouse Meat Market has been featuring alligator crab boil bratwurst. In my experiments to really get this jambalaya dish to pop, I’ve had to visit Porterhouse a few times as my previous attempts have not measured up. Fawzi, the owner of Porterhouse has been kind enough to set a few packages of the alligator crab boil bratwurst aside for me as it seems to sell out fast.

Awkward Omelets

When it’s omelet day, I usually make a 6 egg, deluxe omelet with all sorts of goodies rolled in. When Faith and I got together, she would see my omelet, grab a fork and start working on the other side. We coined the phrase Awkward Omelets because the plate kept getting pulled away. She’s is furious with me that I’m not promoting the TnF Farms bacon. But if I don’t promote it, more American Guinea Hog bacon for me!

Challah French toast

Challah loaves are a way we treat ourselves at TnF Farms. And we often make French toast with it. French toast is a favorite here. Until being introduced to Doering’s Doughs Challah bread, we used Pepperidge Farm or Thomas sweet breads. I was hooked at first taste – we just don’t buy the store bought stuff anymore.