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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 ...

Winter Solstice Anise Cookies

Today is Winter Solstice, the first day of Winter, and the shortest day of the year. From here on out, the days will slowly get longer, with a bit more sunlight each day, until Spring Equinox, when the sun will chase Winter away at last. It’s been wintry here for a few weeks now, though. We’ve ...

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.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in New England)

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, but we’re not going anywhere; it’s blizzarding again. Unbelievable. Inconceivable. Unbearable. Time to break out the big guns.

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 ...