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[May] Kitchen Gardens

May 3rd, 2015 | By
[May] Kitchen Gardens

Ask experts in the field to describe the ideal kitchen garden, and you won’t get two answers alike. As with any gardening project, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the tastes, both aesthetic and culinary, of the individual. A few common threads emerge, however. The kitchen garden is often a combination of
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[April] Sign Up for CSAs

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By
[April] Sign Up for CSAs

Sign Up for CSAs “She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young It’s April, and the weather is certainly getting better. Sure, we have to contend with the infamous April showers, but they bring a lot more than May
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[January] Butter

Jan 5th, 2015 | By
[January] Butter

All things decadent seem to have some sort of relationship with butter. So often, it is the beginning of a great meal, the start of a fragrant sauté, the key to a gorgeous pastry, or the essence of an infused flavor. In spite of all our New Year’s resolutions, we just couldn’t think of a
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[December] New England Native: The Cranberry

Dec 1st, 2014 | By
[December] New England Native: The Cranberry

This article was originally published in the Winter 2010/2011 issue. New England Native: The Cranberry By Anne Marie R. Seltzer Picture the typical holiday table. Chances are you’ll see a platter of carefully carved turkey or a sliced roast beef, bowls of stuffing and vegetables, a gravy boat, and a basket of warm rolls. And
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[November] Chestnuts

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By
[November] Chestnuts

I have vivid memories of walking down the street eating warm, slightly charred roasted chestnuts out of a paper bag on my first visit to Paris. In Manhattan, in the colder months, it is my most sought-after street food. After all, few other phrases evoke joy and merriment like the words, “Chestnuts roasting on an
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[July] Watermelons

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By
[July] Watermelons

After the recent heat wave that swept across New England, watermelons seem like a miracle food. Few other snacks back the same amount of flavor and hydration into every bite, making them the perfect thing to help you cool down on a hot summer’s day. Watermelons are 92% water, which explains the name and one
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[June] Strawberries

Jun 5th, 2014 | By
[June] Strawberries

VARIETIES The Northeast (zones 3-7 in a seed catalog) plays host to an incredible variety of strawberries. The most well-known varieties fall into larger categories called June Bearers, Ever Bearers, and Day-Neutral. Popular June Bearers like “All Star” and ”Red Chief” are likely to show up later in June, with other, hardier varieties showing up
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Springing Out All Over

May 15th, 2014 | By
Springing Out All Over

Welcome to Spring in the Northeast. We’ve made it through the seemingly-endless winter that challenged even the toughest New Englanders among us. The days are now longer, the weather is getting warmer, and I see buds both on trees and peeking out of the softening earth. And we are celebrating another issue of Northeast FLAVOR
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[May] Black Flies

May 6th, 2014 | By
[May] Black Flies

From the archives… Our friend Kate Krukowski Gooding, hunter, gatherer, chef and author of the wonderful Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes is known for her ability to make just about anything delicious. In fact, as she says in the preface to Black Fly Stew she says: I don’t use real black flies in my
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Food and Health Forum’s Spring Dinner Seminars

Mar 12th, 2014 | By
Food and Health Forum’s  Spring Dinner Seminars

The Food and Health Forum has many exciting events planned for the spring including dinner seminars, cooking classes and the 2nd annual Spring Wellness Challenge. March 24th: First up is our dinner seminar with a very prestigious panel of women: Raising the Next Generation:  Are We Growing Healthy Kids? Featuring: Mary Ann Esposito, the creator
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