Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Christmas morning cookies, casserole, and coffee

Dec 2nd, 2019
Christmas morning cookies, casserole, and coffee

by Chelsy Mesman There is nothing quite like that feeling waking up on Christmas morning when you were a kid. Running out of your room and seeing the presents stacked under the tree and Santa’s cookies all eaten. If you were a farm kid it also meant you had to wait to open presents until
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Bookshelf: 12 days of cookbooks

Dec 1st, 2019
Bookshelf: 12 days of cookbooks

Cookbooks are so much fun and the holidays are here! It was hard to narrow down favorite picks, but these 12 cookbooks are sure to please. Enjoy!  #1 - Look Cook Eat: 200 Recipes Without Wordsis a fun take on a cookbook, using minimal words and maximum imagery to explain recipe instructions. The title implies this cookbook
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Farmers share favorite fall recipes

Oct 2nd, 2019
Farmers share favorite fall recipes

Oh, Fall. How we love you. This year, we asked several farmers to share their favorite recipes using some of their own ingredients. Beef and barley soup, cheddar pumpkin rolls, crockpot apples and onions pork, and more. Yum. Many thanks to those sharing this month: • Ruth Appel, of Appel Family Dairy and Appel Cheese
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May the flavors be with you

May 2nd, 2019
May the flavors be with you

by Melissa Stewart Let’s start with dessert. I know, I know, it’s usually dinner before dessert, but this coconut cream pie is so good you may consider serving this pie for every meal, or before and also after. It’s that good. And when May brings the beauty of warmer days and nights, and more time
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Bring Spring to your plates with chopped chives

Apr 3rd, 2019
Bring Spring to your plates with chopped chives

by Melissa Stewart Chives are a glorious, delicious sign of Spring. Scientifically known as Allium schoenoprasum, chives are closely related to garlic (yum), shallot (delicious), and leek (tasty). It’s a a perennial we look forward to greeting and eating each year. The green foliage has a distinct onion flavor, and makes for good color in
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Pi Day: Celebrate the math holiday with a slice of pie

Mar 4th, 2019
Pi Day: Celebrate the math holiday with a slice of pie

by Melissa Stewart Pi Day is coming this month. Celebrated on March 14 around the world, Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant. It is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159. As that figure represents a mathematical constant, a represented constant in our home
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February favorites: Soups and treats

Feb 1st, 2019

by Melissa Stewart The crockpot and soup pots are out in full force this time of year. These warm, hearty meals are fulfilling and nourishing. The mushroom soup and tortellini sausage are two of our favorite recipes, and pair perfectly with a salad and crusty bread. The dinners are easy enough to prepare, and the
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Tiny Onion Cooking School: Kids in the kitchen

Aug 1st, 2018
Tiny Onion Cooking School: Kids in the kitchen

by Mary Vermillion Annalee Dunn’s mom was not a great cook. A single mother raising four girls, she didn’t give much thought to what was for dinner. “A lot of beans and rice,” Dunn recalled. “There was not much variety; it was just not her thing.” Growing up in Ithaca, NY, Dunn and her sisters
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Celebrate summer with favas, fennel

Jul 1st, 2018
Celebrate summer with favas, fennel

by Rio Thomas Summer is officially here, and along with it comes an abundance of fresh local produce to celebrate with. The parade of berries continues this month with raspberries and blueberries joining the mix, and other long awaited summer favorites make their appearance. In our garden, the favas are ripe, so I pull out
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Savor the season: Spring recipes

May 2nd, 2018
Savor the season: Spring recipes

by Rio Thomas April was a wild ride of unpredictable weather for gardeners and farmers who have no choice but to play the hand that we are dealt as we strive to nurture the seeds we’ve sown with faith that the days will lengthen, sunny breaks will happen, urged along by visions of delicious things
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