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Overnight Dill Pickles

July 20, 2013

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We are in the midst of one hell of a heatwave in New England, and cooking- read: turning on any heating appliance- is so far off of my radar that I’ve been surviving on peanuts, dried tart cherries, cereal and delicious raw milk (from one of my camp instructors whose family owns a dairy farm), […]

DIY Diet Analysis

February 23, 2013

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The snowy landscapes of today aren’t fooling me. Spring is on its way, and I’m preparing to trade treadmills for trail runs and garden work as I begin my education coordinator position at Wright-Locke Farm. In doing so, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be healthy, and how so many, regardless […]

Guide to Joining a CSA

February 3, 2013

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As a workshare receiving produce for volunteer work at a CSA-based farm in my city, I find it hard to tell anyone to NOT join a CSA, an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture (a business model in which shareholders pay in advance for a produce “share” they receive in installments over the growing season or […]

Small Batch Apple Butter

January 17, 2013

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Oh, hey you. I know it’s been several weeks since I’ve written out a recipe. Picking up my food pantry coordinator job is partially to blame (in the BEST of ways) for this, but the bigger reason is that… I’ve got nothing. Right now, at least. All food growing and preservation has come to a […]

Onward We Go

December 27, 2012

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Well, we made it to the end of 2012, folks. No zombies or other apocalyptic beings to be tamed, just copious amounts of buttery cookies, smoked and slow-cooked meats, stinky cheeses, red wine… and the widening waistlines that follow. I can deal with those things. With pleasure. The end of the year has brought about […]

Two Day Strawberry Jam (with a side of contemplation)

June 18, 2012

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First, the contemplation: *** It’s been over two and a half years since I took anything even close to a vacation. Sure, I’ve had days off from jobs and academic breaks, but I would hardly say any of those occasions qualify as a true “break” from reality, or at the very least, from my day-to-day, […]

Foraging with Russ Cohen, Part I: Stinging Nettles

April 7, 2012

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Shortly before receiving the delightful news of my garden plot assignment last Sunday, I was out scouring the forest floor of a nearby reservation site for stinging nettles. Let me backtrack. I met Russ about a year and a half ago at a Waltham Fields’ potluck. Without knowing who he was, we struck up a […]