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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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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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Zucchini Soup

Here’s a tasty way to enjoy the zucchini from your garden. Zucchini Sausage Soup 1 lb sweet Italian sausage 1 large onion, chopped. 1  28 oz. can diced tomatoes (or equivalent amount of fresh tomatoes) 4 cups broth (I use … Continue reading

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Minty Pasta

Last summer, some peppermint  I had planted in front of the house was looking somewhat distressed , so I moved it to the back of the house and gave it a place by the lilac bush. Its new home seems to suit … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip Poundcake

Spruce tips are tasty and apparently loaded with vitamin C, and since they are abundant where I live, I am always looking for ways to cook with them. Spruce tips are the new growth that emerges at the end of … Continue reading

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Dandelion Greens Soup

This is a tasty dish you can make with an ingredient that is probably growing right outside your back door. Dandelions are everywhere, but be careful where you harvest them from. Only take them from places where you know no herbicides … Continue reading

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