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How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Pies and breads and bars, oh my! What makes pumpkin dishes even better? Homemade pumpkin puree! Here’s how to make pumpkin puree for all your holiday baking needs. You might ask: Why would you possibly want to make pumpkin puree from scratch when it’s so readily available in a can? To that, I say: Why would …

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Pickled Red Cabbage on a Quinoa Bowl

Pickled Red Cabbage

When I saw the heads of red cabbage at the farmers market recently, images of pickled red cabbage danced in my head. It’s been eons since I’ve had pickled cabbage and I do so love making pickled veggies. (Those dilly beans!) This recipe isn’t the sweet variety of pickled cabbage (like you’d find jarred in …

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How to Freeze Fresh Corn

Corn is in season! Stock up and freeze fresh corn to enjoy all year — use these easy step-by-step instructions to learn how! There comes a point in every season where it almost feels like you just want to get on with it. It’s not that I dislike summer (or fall or winter or spring). …

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How To Make Poached Eggs

Mmmm, extra local, farm-fresh, free-range eggs. We’ve just entered the depths of winter now, where fresh food in Connecticut is but a dream and all we can hang onto is memories of delicious summer delights like the salad you see … Oh, how I miss those lovely, wonderful eggs. Poached eggs are an easy method …

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