Tag: New England

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Tap Into Maple Syrup!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one. Seriously, there are few natural flavorings out there with the punch and complexity of maple syrup. Understand, I’m talking about real maple syrup made from maple sap from maple trees, not pancake syrup made in a factory with corn and chemical flavorings. They are absolutely not interchangeable in recipes. ...

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Maple Rhubarb Balsamic Glaze

According to Foodimentary, today is Strawberry-Rhubarb Day. Who knew? The week has gone by in a blur of strawberry-picking, recipe-working, homework-nagging, dog-walking, mad activity. One more week of school (but no homework-yay!), and then CSA pickups start-yay! So much food, so little time. So the Rhubarb Balsamic Reduction from last week sat in the refrigerator ...

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Rhubarb and Strawberries

Rhubarb and strawberries are soulmates, and they’re in season right now in New England. Both of their seasons are short, so don’t wait. Get out there and get yours. Strawberries that are local and in season taste nothing like their flavor-pale cousins shipped into your grocery store at all times of the year. Local strawberries ...

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Chive Compound Butter

You may have noticed a large pile of chives in the colander last week, alongside the nettle and dandelion greens. They were getting really tall, and I cut them all back a bit, but then what does one do with all those chives? What does one do with a large harvest of any herb? Well, ...

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Foraging for Inspiration

Have you been to the site The Perennial Plate yet? You may have noticed it’s one of the links I recommend over there on the right of this page. They are just wrapping up their second year of blogging (and video blogging, although really, the micro-documentaries Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine make are sooooo much ...

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Oyster Stew

So back to oyster consideration. The Husband and I made quick work of the oysters I brought home that fateful day, while watching our Thursday night TV on the DVR (Big Bang Theory and Person of Interest). My oyster obsession (and that’s what it was) intensified. I had yet to taste the decadence of M.F.K ...

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Well, Would You Look At That.

All of a sudden, it seems to be spring. Or at least a reasonable facsimile. Two weeks ago there was a foot of snow on the ground, today, nothing. A few tiny patches of ice left in the yard, and a small lump of dirty snow wherever the snow blower/plow piled it up. So, an ...