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How to Tell if Your Jam is Ready to Set

How to Tell if Your Jam is Ready to Set

| July 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

Remember that tasty (and easy!) Refrigerator Peach Blueberry Jam? Well, when I was making it, it occurred to me that to the jam novice, knowing when jam is ready to come off the stove and set might be completely foreign. So I picked up my iPhone and filmed a quick little video to help. Enjoy!

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Don’t Toss the Greens: Five Nutrient-Packed Vegetable Tops You Should Be Eating

Don’t Toss the Greens: Five Nutrient-Packed Vegetable Tops You Should Be Eating

| May 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sarah’s Note: Today’s post comes from a fabulous magazine writer and Etsy seller, Jen Matlack. When she asked if I might want to run this piece here, I couldn’t say no. Enjoy, and see you Monday. Guest Post by Jennifer Matlack Contrary to what you might think, the tops of root vegetables aren’t lowly leaves […]

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Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

| June 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

When I read this week’s topic for Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011, I smiled. It’s a great topic, and one that we should all consider now and again. The topic is ‘What makes you happy?’. The simplest answer I can give is so many things … That little boy above makes me sublimely […]

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Apple Picking 2010: Now, With Less Stress!

Apple Picking 2010: Now, With Less Stress!

| October 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

Every year, the kids and I (and often our friends) head to local farms for pick-you-own fun. This past weekend, that meant apple picking. The apple picking season generally starts in September and goes through early November here in Connecticut, so we are more than half-way through the season (and late by our standards). Fortunately, […]

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Strawberry Season Starts … NOW?

Strawberry Season Starts … NOW?

| June 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Do you love strawberries? I do! When I was a little girl, I would eat them dipped in confectioners sugar. … Or straight from the vine if we went strawberry picking. If you have ever eaten one from the vine, you know that the sweet, warm berry is enough to make you close your eyes […]

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Apple Picking in November

Apple Picking in November

| November 9, 2009 | 4 Comments

The sky turned a brilliant blue today … better than anything Crayola could imagine. And the temperatures were downright warm — along the lines of what we expect from early October, but certainly not November. It was just one of those gloriously beautiful Sundays. A day like today should be spent outdoors, enjoying the weather […]

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How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries

How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries

| June 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

One of my goals for this year is to extend our local eating for as long into the winter as we can. I’ve done this hear and there in the past, putting up jams and relishes and freezing pestos and sauces, but this year I want a more comprehensive effort. As fruits and vegetables hit […]

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June’s Rosy Joy: Strawberry Picking

June’s Rosy Joy: Strawberry Picking

| June 22, 2009 | 6 Comments

The kids and I and two of my friends went strawberry picking yesterday afternoon. So what that it was raining? So what that the skies clued us in that this was a rain that wasn’t going to just pass … It just didn’t matter. We all wanted the berries and nothing was standing in our […]

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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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It’s Blueberry Picking Time!

It’s Blueberry Picking Time!

| August 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

The heat wave in New England has subsided. After day after day of intolerable heat, it was cool yesterday (while it rained) and warm today. Thank goodness. The stifling heat is just too much for this pregnant woman to take. Fortunately, today also happened to be the day that Virtual Frolic and I had planned […]

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