Summers Past Farms

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Summers Past Farms
15602 Olde Hwy 80
Flinn Springs, CA 92021
(619) 390-1523

Closed Monday & Tuesday
Open Wednesday – Saturday
9:00-5:00 Sunday 10:00-5:00

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The Barn Shoppe

Our country store is a rustic post and timber barn we built in 1990.  The Barn is a fun place to shop and see what is new weekly and in all seasons.  We host a collection of fairy’s for your garden and fairy items such as fairy houses, chairs, benches, signs and farm animals for you to be creative with.  We have a garden collection of wind chimes, garden signs, seeds, books and solar garden art which is most popular now.  The collection of home décor is varied from each season come and see what is new this week.  Perfect place to get that special gift you for that special friend.

rustic post and timber bard

Christmas decorations Christmas tree decorated holiday decorations displayed in the gift shop

Sheryl's soupTomato Soup with Fresh Herbs

serves 6

1/4 cup Butter
1 small Onion, chopped
1 Carrot, chopped
1 cup chopped Celery, stalks & leaves
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Basil
2 sprigs each fresh Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme
3 cups peeled, seeded and chopped Tomatoes
4 cups Chicken Stock salt freshly ground black pepper

In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the butter and sauté the onion, carrot and celery for 5 minutes. Stir in the fresh herbs, tomatoes and stock. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stir occasionally. Use a stick blender to slightly puree and leave small chucks. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh herbs.

Don't stop there! This is an excellent soup base to use with fish, vegetables and rice to your liking!

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See the Union Tribune article on "Grow-it-yourself flavors" where Sheryl explains how to grow herbs in cooler months.

July 19th, 2009 "A Saucy Solution" San Diego Union Tribune Homescape section Sheryl's recipe for Garden Fresh Tomato Pasta was featured in the "Homescape" section of the San Diego Union Tribune on July 19th, 2009. This recipe was adapted from Favorite Recipes with Herbs.

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download pdf documentView or Download Sheryl's recipe in PDF.