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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 […]

Honeyed Rhubarb Jam

June 5, 2013

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Dang, it’s been awhile. What can I say? I’ve been up to my ears in work (at the farm, at the other farm, at the restaurant, at home), and there is no such thing as a day off around here, right now, at least. But according to my observation of the most accomplished and seemingly-fulfilled […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]