Tag: New England

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #3, July 2017

As I pulled into a parking spot in the lot where our Farmers’ Market sets up each week during the summer, I noticed it looks a little smaller than it has in previous years. The little ring of canopies and tables isn’t filling up quite as much space as it used to. This could change, ...

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 ...

I Can Feel It Comin’ In The Air…

It’s spring once again in New England. Well, I guess it’s spring everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in New England, it’s of utmost importance that we repeat the fact like a mantra every day, otherwise we might not believe it.

Digging Out

I’ve spent the last few days digging out, but it’s not what you think. The Husband generously handles the snow accumulation single-handedly. My digging out is different, and no one can do it for me.

Meyer Lemon Bars 2.0

“The snow is coming down In our New England town And it’s been falling all day long What else is new? What can I do? But sing this valley winter song I wrote for you” (Fountains of Wayne, 2003) Snow! Snow! Look at the snow! Come out! Come out! Come out in the snow! (copyright ...

Blueberry Port Reduction Sauce

The Blizzard of 2015 is over, leaving us under about two feet of fluffy, light snow. A snowstorm is a particularly comforting time to cook; the whole house feels warmer, the weather held at bay by the aura of a lovingly prepared meal or baked sweet treat. So, while it snowed into the night, we ...

On Decadence, and Moving Forward…

I am still running a bit amok in my new kitchen; here are the pies mentioned in the last post. Also on tap is homemade ice cream (very popular here in the house), and because ice cream leaves behind a lot of egg whites, an angel food cake is upcoming. I bought Meyer lemons on ...