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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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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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Ingredients for a Spring Salad

freshly-picked wild violet leaves freshly-picked wild mustard flowers and buds carrots (last fall’s harvest) and spinach from local farms home-sprouted sprouts

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Local Cake #2

When I woke up this morning, the outside temperature was several degrees below zero. So I decided to stay in and bake a cake. I chose this recipe for “harvest cake,” a layer cake based on grated vegetables – carrots, … Continue reading

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Salads in Winter

Yes, you can enjoy crispy, delicious, locally-sourced salads all winter long. The secret is grated root vegetables. Celeriac, the fat, hairy root of the celery plant, is no beauty to look at, but its mild celery flavor is delicious when peeled, grated, … Continue reading

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