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On Why You Should Go to Your Local Farmer’s Market Regularly

On Why You Should Go to Your Local Farmer’s Market Regularly

| June 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

You know the saying “It takes a village.”? Well, folks, it takes a village to make the local farmer’s market successful. You might pay lip-service to liking the concept of eating locally. You might tout the availability of locally grown farm produce, fresh breads and the like. But unless you are actually going to the […]

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Farmer’s Market Dinner

Farmer’s Market Dinner

| June 20, 2008 | 2 Comments

Pesto whole wheat penne and baked caprese salad. Need I say more? This photo is from last week . . . I haven’t snapped any of this week’s foods yet. Nonetheless, this was another hardy local meal — cept for the pasta, which wasn’t local. I resisted the urge to splurge on the superb fresh […]

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Five Reasons to Eat Local

Five Reasons to Eat Local

| June 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

This meal is 100% local from the Sandy Hook Village Farmer’s Market. I love going to the farmer’s market. Walking from vendor to vendor, inspecting the produce and choosing what to buy is a lot of fun . . . to me at least. In the summer, I try to go every weekend. It’s a […]

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Apple Primer and French Apple Pie

Apple Primer and French Apple Pie

| October 7, 2007 | 2 Comments

Apples, apples, apples. My apple supply from my recent picking binge is finally dwindling. PHEW! I am hoping to get a bit more out of it this week and then all the apple cooking in my house will be over for the winter. Ever wonder what apples are good for specific purposes? Here’s a primer: […]

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RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

| October 3, 2007 | 4 Comments

I made two apple cakes last night and totally forgot to take a picture, with the exception of this one. These are the cake remnants (didn’t grease the pan well enough … oops) and ice cream. Mmmm. So good. And the scent that it fills the house with? Pure heaven. Fall has descended on us […]

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Sarah’s Spiced Applesauce

Sarah’s Spiced Applesauce

| October 1, 2007 | 1 Comment

I promised my applesauce recipe, didn’t I? Well here it goes. Love this applesauce. It is supremely tasty and is a little thicker than applesauces from the jar so it sticks better when eating with chops or potato pancakes or whatever. And you gotta love that this was made with local apples that we picked […]

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Eating local: Pick Your Own apples

Eating local: Pick Your Own apples

| September 30, 2007 | 1 Comment

Have I mentioned that it’s apple season here in the northeast? Of course I have . . . And apple season is off to a great start. The apples are plentiful both in the fields and in my home (we’ve done lots of picking this week!). Will and I went apple picking yesterday . . […]

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Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

| June 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

Something clicked this spring and I decided that I wanted to try canning jams, veggies, pickles . . . you name it. It’s not something I have ever done before though or even seen done. And frankly, I can be a bit obsessive when trying to do something new. True to form, I bought two […]

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Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

| June 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

In the dead of winter, a favorite breakfast around my house are Belgium waffles with strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. Once upon a time, my husband would purchase frozen strawberries in syrup in the grocery store’s freezer. But when I started cooking more and started shrugging off premade foods, I started making our strawberry […]

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Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

| January 30, 2007 | 2 Comments

My tomato basil marinara sauce begins with the above. What are they? Broiled tomatoes. Mmmm. Broiling them makes them soft, perfect for crushing, and it ripens their flavor. This sauce is great for baking (lasagna, manicotti, etc) or good with pasta. You could use it over chicken parm or dip fried mozzarella in it. Or, […]

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