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Cranberry Sauce

October 29, 2012


What better than a stormy Monday morning to bust out a blog post. Sometime between late Sunday evening and early this morning, Sandy’s wind and rain arrived in Massachusetts. I’m wondering what all the hullabaloo up here is about, though, as she doesn’t seem to be as harsh as the weather reports have led me […]

Apple Mincemeat

October 19, 2012


Change is in the air, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. About a week ago, we experienced our first frost in eastern MA, leaving any of the garden’s remaining summer-worn plants a floppy mess. The chard is slumped over, the pole bean plants are already beginning to brown and blacken, and the […]

Cranberry Applesauce

October 12, 2012


Okay, it’s official: the space heaters are OUT in my 100+ year-old apartment. And the harvest is slowing down. Like, a LOT. At least in the garden I tend at Walthams Fields. With a group of volunteers a few days back, any remnants of summer were ripped out of the ground and thrown into the […]

Vegan Kimchi

October 9, 2012


I hope you’re not getting sick of my (slight) obsession with fermentation lately. Between all the brassicas I keep getting from my CSA workshare at the farm and the cool temps that help to keep ferments from spoiling, it’s hard to find a reason to NOT ferment. I’ve written about Mr. Lebovitz’ kimchi before, but […]

Fermented Apple Peel Vinegar (+ Switchel)

October 9, 2012


Apples, in their many possible forms, are one of my *favorite* foods. I’m extremely appreciative to live in an area of the country that, despite its own share of drought and freezes, has seemed to fare better than other, harder-hit agricultural communities throughout the US. I’ve been drying a lot of apples this fall, and […]

A walk around the farm on an autumn morning

October 8, 2012


If it wasn’t fall before, it sure is fall now. Temperatures in eastern Massachusetts made their expected drop and the cool rain has returned, at least for tonight. I’m actually starting to believe that, with the exception of a few, scattered days of warmth, summer has ended. But even my relatively limited experience in vegetable […]

Roasted Corn Salsa

October 5, 2012


I’ve got loads to do today so I’ll get right to the point! I’m a big fan of Local Kitchen, another locavore-focused blog of the Northeast. I’ve tried out a handful of Kaela’s recipes this season, and a couple were standouts (you should totally try her marinated dried eggplant, as it could quite possibly change […]