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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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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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Summer Vegetable Soup

This is the soup for the throw-whatever-you-have-on-hand-into-the-pot cook (like me). You can pretty much use whatever vegetables you have around, and it’s a great way to enjoy the late August abundance of your garden or CSA basket. It’s turned out quite tasty every time … Continue reading

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Adventures with Crabapples

Every spring, the crabapple trees that line the streets of this neighborhood burst into spectacular pink and white bloom. This is how the tree behind our house looked last May. It turns out the trees have other uses aside from the … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Strawberries

My recent experience with ice cream is interesting to me not so much from a local foods perspective, although local foods were involved, but because of the creative challenge of cooking with what’s on hand. The other day some dear … Continue reading

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Potato Pancakes: Variations on a Theme

It may be April, but it’s still a bit wintry here in northern New England, with patches of snow all around and cold, brown ground wherever there isn’t snow. So, alas, the spring greens are weeks away and local meals … Continue reading

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Cabbage and Roots Soup

There is a farm just down the road from where I used to live that has a winter CSA. They provide a weekly basket of winter storage vegetables — cabbage, carrots, turnips, beets, celeriac, potatoes, yams, onions, garlic — making … Continue reading

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