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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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Eating local, eating quickly: Tortellini with tomatoes, garlic and feta

Eating local, eating quickly: Tortellini with tomatoes, garlic and feta

| September 21, 2007 | 3 Comments

Some nights, I just want something fresh and flavorful that cooks in no time. This is one of my favorite dishes for that. I don’t usually specify a pasta or a brand, but this variety is very tasty and works well with the other flavors. Plus the timing is perfect. It takes about 10 minutes […]

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Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Cake

Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Cake

| September 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

This might be cake, but this isn’t your dessert cake. This is a cake that is most appropriate for breakfast. And boy, is it yummy. Use either fresh or frozen berries, season permitting. Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze leftovers. Blueberry Oatmeal Cake serves 8-10 1 1/3 cup flour 3/4 cup quick cooking […]

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Apple Season!

Apple Season!

| September 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

I’m still writing up all of my tomato adventures here, but there is another fruit making it’s way into my repertoire now. APPLES! I bought my first gallon of apple cider last night (first of the season, that is) and I am already dreaming of all the wonderful apple-y creations I will whip up. There […]

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How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

| September 7, 2007 | 4 Comments

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! When I bought the 10 pounds of seconds tomatoes last weekend, I was worried that my ultimate goal of transforming them into a succulent sauce was, well, a bit lofty. But, fortunately, the plan worked like a charm and I was able to use my small batch process on a much larger […]

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How to Freeze Blueberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

| August 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Once you’ve picked hoards of the beautiful blue, sweet balls of wonder, what do you do with them? Besides cooking and eating, you can also freeze blueberries so that they can be enjoyed all year. Frozen berries can be used the same as fresh berries once thawed. And it’s a super treat to have fantastic […]

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Recipe: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Recipe: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

| August 12, 2007 | 4 Comments

Blueberries. Mmm. Fresh picked blueberries. Double mmm. After picking blueberries yesterday, I knew I had to do something with them immediately for breakfast. So early this morning, I whipped up a batch of blueberry streusel muffins. I’ve made these tasty muffins before, but this time I amped up the flavor with a bit more blueberries […]

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