Category: Seasonal/Local Food

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #2, June 2017

Summer has finally arrived here in New England, reflected in the variety and bounty of products available at this week’s Farmers’ Market and in our first CSA share of the year. The Farmers’ Market acquisitions this week: granola, cheddar English muffins, Sweet Orange Chili Relish, lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, radishes, snap peas, goat kabob meat, tomatoes, ...

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Farmers’ Market Report #1, June 2017

Saturday morning was cool and cloudy. It was a perfect day to venture into our local Pick-Your-Own Strawberries field, on its opening day. About an hour later, 10 pounds of strawberries covered my kitchen counter, laid out on dishtowels, still damp from the previous night’s rain. After a quick shower and change of my equally ...

Tending Fertile Ground

I’ve been away, but I haven’t been far. I’ve been out in my garden. After the last gasp of winter last month, spring has sprung in its usual fashion, that is almost overnight. The flower and herb beds are coming alive with green, growing things, and the wooded area of our yard is leafing out ...

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Twitter Feed Bag: Week of April 9, 2017

You may have discovered my Twitter feed on the right hand side of the page here, or you may not have. That’s where you can find out what tweets I’ve liked and replied to recently. I thought I’d boost the signal on some of the food-related stories that have come across my feed, stories I ...

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Eating Local, Step 3: Find Your Farmers!

It’s hard to believe after I have been knee-deep in snow several times today while taking Luna the Dog out for her potty breaks, but spring is really just around the corner. Spring Equinox is Monday, March 20. While I cannot see the soil in my area, life is possibly very different for you, and ...

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Eating Local, Step 2: Practice!

It may sound funny, but eating locally takes practice. The way you’re eating right now is probably made up of a lot of little habits, like grocery shopping on the fly, grabbing whatever looks good, and go-to meals and snacks, so that what you’re eating isn’t another thing you have to think about in this crazy ...

Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Banana Muffins

With all the excrement hitting the rotary oscillators these days, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been challenging. I am quite sure I am not alone in discovering I had some very overripe bananas that simply had to be used up, so they would not be thrown out. Generally banana bread ...