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Ferment It : Carrots

I don’t know about you, but I HATE wasting food. Continue reading

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The Culinary Saga of My Godmother’s Lasagna

Keeping holiday memories alive and cooking from a recipe shared over half a century ago. Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Tourtiere

The pinnacle of our family’s annual party calendar was the réveillon (literally, “awakening”), the raucous feast that followed midnight mass and ushered in Christmas Day. I remember high excitement at first being allowed to attend the grown-up event, coupled with … Continue reading

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SUGARED CRANBERRY AND ROSEMARY TREES

Sugared cranberry and rosemary trees are quite easy, with stunning results. Use as a garnish, delicious snack, or gift. Continue reading

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PRESERVING THE HARVEST : PICKLED ASPARAGUS

For lazy gardeners—or for anyone who wants to grow some of their own food but has no time—perennial vegetables are the answer: you plant only once and reap the harvest year after year. Rhubarb, collards, kale, and radicchio can all … Continue reading

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BEYOND BOILING: LEARNING TO LOVE CABBAGE

When I first lived on my own, I compared prices for iceberg lettuce and a similar-looking head of cabbage and opted for the cabbage, thinking it was almost the same thing but cheaper. When I cut it into the same … Continue reading

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DEVOUR THE ENEMY: Invasive Edibles in a Damn Good Stir Fry

One of our more pernicious invasives here in southeastern Massachusetts just happens to be a delicious vegetable. We like to think of it as (free!) broccoli rabe—quickly blanch it and give at an Italian treatment (tossed with garlic and cubes of parboiled potato fried in olive oil, maybe a spicy grilled sausage). Continue reading

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Black Pepper Beef Jerky- Homemade and Nourishing!

This homemade beef jerkey recipe hits just the right balance of sweet – salty – and black pepper spicy. Turns out, making your own jerky is really simple, requires no special equipment (like a dehydrator), is easily adaptable to your own tastes, and in the end provides a great high-protein, low fat tasty snack food. Continue reading

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Butternut-Fennel Ravioli with Hazelnut-Sage Brown Butter Sauce

For those of you who don’t own pasta making equipment and may be just looking for an easier way of getting creative by making your own ravioli, this recipe should be right up your alley. Continue reading

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Making Your Own Pasta: Seafood Ravioli with Browned Butter-Caper Sauce

I know making your own pasta can seem a bit daunting…and many of us can’t be bothered with making it from scratch. But can I tell you something? Once you experience the ritual of making your own and then taste how clearly superior it is to ANY store bought brand, you’ll be a pasta maker for life. Continue reading

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