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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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Cooking with Heirloom Beans: Chorizo, Rapini and Beans

Hey, I’m no doctor, but I love beans both for the flavor and texture they bring to dishes as well as for their terrific health benefits…gas be damned! If you’re with me let’s get cooking, shall we? Continue reading

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Cooking the Books: Cornbread and Butter from THE HOMEMADE PANTRY

by Maria Ribas. Winter is the perfect time to cook from the pantry, but it’s also a great time to rethink what goes into our pantries. One of the exciting cookbook topics making a comeback this year is homemade pantry … Continue reading

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Hydrating Cucumber Salad

“Sometimes, drinking lots of water just isn’t enough and we are all faced with the dilemma of what to eat in this high heat, particularly something cooling that isn’t ice cream…” Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cookies and Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

by: Lianna Lee I learned a few days ago that Cookie Monster no longer exists. Alarming, and the perfect excuse for me to introduce you to a few of my favorite cookie recipes. The blue monster of my childhood, has … Continue reading

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It’s blueberry time and Carolyn Dufort of Dufort Farms offered us her favorite blueberry recipe, and she surprised us with this “crazy, but good” (in her words) spin-off she devised from the chutney she loves to serve with roast pork … Continue reading

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The Great ‘Scape – Garlic Scape Carbonara

“Garlic scapes are a culinary gift. They produce the most beautiful nutty garlicy taste and look cool too!” Continue reading

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Cheddar Swirls

“Racking my brain and bookshelf for inspiration, I hit upon making these beauties. Cheddar Swirls. They are the creme de la creme of savoriness, and take shape in an an unassuming roll that hits it out of the park every single time… What I like about the cheddar swirls is that they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They’re a fun crowd pleaser and people are easily impressed by anything swirly.” Continue reading

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Perfect Pasta Salad

I apologize, the baby was sleeping and I was using all of my precious alone time cooking….and then he woke. And then we ate. And then I looked down and thought ‘Shoot I wanted to blog that’. Continue reading

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