Tag: summer

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #15, September 2017

I was feeling a powerful “bring the harvest home” vibe last week, with the Fall Equinox tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. My farmers’ market purchases reflect that. Some of my purchases were meant to be enjoyed right away, but some were bought specifically because they will keep for a while, to ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #14, September 2017

The farmers’ market was a joy this week, with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and baked goods to choose from. As you can see, I struggled to restrain myself, and it looks a bit like I brought home a little of everything. I promise I didn’t. I could not resist the cinnamon rolls and ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #13, September 2017

The growing season is winding down here in northern New England. But there were still some lovely surprises waiting at the farmers’ market and the CSA this week. There is a new bread vendor at the farmers’ market, and that loaf of bread was as crusty and yeasty and chewy as it looks, fantastic slathered ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Reports #11 & #12, August/September 2017

This week’s double report is brought to you by my complete preoccupation with making this happen: In the planning and execution of The Boy’s 17th birthday dinner and cake, I completely forgot to post that week’s report. But it was worth it. Here are the farmers’ market acquisitions from two weeks ago. Those peaches were ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #10, August 2017

This was a week full of discovery, connection, and wonder. The farmers’ market kicked it off. I spent extra time at the market this week, in conversation with the farmers and producers of the items I bought. This yielded some great personal stories that ranged widely from motherhood and family, to community outreach, to climate ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #9, August 2017

Being at the farm, or the farmers' market, provides me so much more than food. The farmers' market is a chance for social connection, a community of people who value food, and feeding people, the way I do. The farm is always an oasis of quiet, persistent effort and dedication, a place I always find peace even though it is on a well-traveled road not far from my own neighborhood.

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #4, July 2017

This post is a bit tardy, as I have been completely obsessed with preparing myself for the return of Game of Thrones this Sunday night. When I say obsessed, I mean binge-watching Season 6 so I can remember all the absolutely awesome stuff that happened, and all the horrific evil stuff that happened, and to ...

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 ...

Corn and Red Bean Soup

This recipe is inspired by a Choctaw recipe I found. It didn’t include bacon, but since it would have been available to the local population through trade with Europeans, I used it to impart some extra flavor and richness. It also didn’t include filé powder, but since the Choctaw taught their New Orleans neighbors how ...