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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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The First Herbs of Spring

Seventy degree weather today is rapidly melting what was left of the snow from our April Fool’s Day snowstorm. Now the little bits of life that have been hibernating under the ground all winter are starting to reappear. In the herb garden … Continue reading

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Carrot Cookies

I picked up some rather hefty carrots at the farm stand this week. They just seemed to be crying out, “Grate us up and bake something with us.” So I did. I decided on these carrot cookies: Carrot Cookies 1 … Continue reading

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Winter Vegetable Soup

In winter time in northern New England, local eating consists largely of root vegetables, cabbage, and squash. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious ways to prepare them. I get my winter vegetables from a farm stand in the next town over. … Continue reading

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A Gingerbread Recipe

I love gingerbread. I love applesauce. I love recipes that include pumpkin or winter squash. So I love this recipe for gingerbread.   Applesauce or Pumpkin Gingerbread 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 3/4 cup brown sugar … Continue reading

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Autumn Vegetable Stew

Here’s a tasty seasonal dish that’s easily adaptable to use whatever root vegetables you have on hand. I always like to include some beets because they give the stew a pretty red color, but any combination of root vegetables will work well. … Continue reading

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