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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), […]

Strawberry Jam

July 5, 2013

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I don’t know about you, but July always gets me. It just seems to sneak up on me, even though I’ve all but waited the entire year for it to arrive. This year was no exception. But the difference between this year’s July and those of past years is the strange sense of zen I’m […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

June 21, 2013

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I wanted to get this recipe up as I know it’s a big strawberry picking weekend in New England. I went picking last weekend at Tougas Farm in Northboro, MA and was blown away by the quality of the berries. Of 26 total pounds I picked, about 4 lbs went straight to this recipe for […]

Pre-plan Can Plan

January 20, 2013

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2013 brought about some unsavory circumstances around these here parts. First my monthly student loan debt payment doubled (bye, bye grace period). Then I had the pleasure of dealing with credit card fraud for the first time. And then I found out the house I live in had been sold, without any prior notice to […]

Apple Mincemeat

October 19, 2012

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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 […]

Vegan Kimchi

October 9, 2012

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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 […]

A walk around the farm on an autumn morning

October 8, 2012

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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 […]