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Baking with Red Clover

Red clover grows in abundance around here. It is, after all, the state flower. I harvest the blossoms in the summer and dry them for winter use. Combined with peppermint and lemon balm they make a tasty tea. I read … Continue reading

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Green Tomatoes with Fresh Baby Ginger and Turmeric

Fresh baby ginger and turmeric are harvested while the roots are still young and tender and before the skin has formed. The flavor is much milder than that of the mature root. They can be used to flavor rice, stir … Continue reading

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Autumn Vegetable Hash

This recipe combines cold-weather vegetables – kale, winter squash, potatoes – with warming spices to make a dish that’s perfect for celebrating autumn. Autumn Vegetable Hash 2 cups peeled and cubed winter squash (any kind) 2 medium potatoes, cubed (and peeled … Continue reading

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Simply Salad

One of the delights of spring and summer is fresh green salads. A tossed green salad is very easy to make using whatever fresh greens, herbs, and vegetables you have on hand. There are lots of different greens that can … Continue reading

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Roasted Spring Vegetables

We got the first CSA share of the season a few days ago and, along with it, the return of my weekly challenge – how to make a week’s worth of dinners based on the contents of the basket. This … Continue reading

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Simply Tea

In just about any supermarket, you can find a shelf stocked with beautifully-designed packages of “herbal” teas.  These teas bear exotic or whimsical names that often include some kind of fruit – mango, coconut, watermelon, or any kind of berry … Continue reading

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Convenience

Cooking special meals can be fun when you have the time to gather special ingredients and follow elaborate instructions. But of course we don’t always have the time or inclination for this, and some people shy away from regularly preparing … Continue reading

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Green Tomato Pizza

Fall was unusually warm this year, and we were getting ripe, red tomatoes from the CSA well into October. But it looks like tomato season is finally over – the weather has turned frosty and last week’s CSA basket included … Continue reading

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Tomatillos

A friend generously shared some of her surplus crop of tomatillos with us this fall — very generously — and we now have loads in the freezer. Tomatillos are easy to freeze. You just remove the husk, then wipe or wash … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash

There were two spaghetti squashes in this week’s CSA basket, so we’ve been eating a lot of it these past few days. To prepare dishes with spaghetti squash, start by baking it in the oven. Cut the squash in quarters … Continue reading

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