Posts Tagged ‘ Flavor of the Month ’

[September] Apples

Sep 8th, 2014 | By
[September] Apples

Crisp fall air, the scuff of leaves under foot, hillsides splashed with color—this is fall in New England. And nothing suits autumn better than the sweet tang of a fresh apple. Perfect for munching, great for baking, apples are one of the joys of the season. New England is one of the nation’s premier apple-growing
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[August] Summertime Blues

Aug 4th, 2014 | By
[August] Summertime Blues

When the fruit of the blueberry bush has passed from its springtime greenish hue, to a reddish blue, and finally to its characteristic deep indigo color, we know that we are finally in high summer in New England. Blueberries are native to North America, and European settlers found them growing in great abundance along with
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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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[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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[April] Eggs

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
[April] Eggs

The Egg and You Traditional rites of spring have long revolved around the egg. There is even an old Latin proverb, “Omne vivum ex ovo” which means “All life comes from an egg.” The Romans weren’t alone in celebrating the egg. Eggs have long been held as an emblem of new life, and as time
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[March] Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mar 7th, 2014 | By
[March] Vieques, Puerto Rico

  Around this time of year, I start to feel the Cabin Fever set in. If you’re living in New England, I’m sure you’ve felt it, too. Even though days are getting longer and the chance of the sun melting away the snow is greater, there’s still a bracing chill in the air and chance
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[February] Soup

Feb 6th, 2014 | By
[February] Soup

The Big Bowl Theory Ah, soup. Is there any food more heartwarming, more comforting, more emotionally evocative than soup?  What warms you right down to your bones on a chilly day? Soup. What makes you feel better when you’re a little under the weather? Soup. (Everyone’s grandmother had a chicken soup recipe that cured all
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[January] Citrus Fruits

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By
[January] Citrus Fruits

Being a born-and-raised New Englander from a Canadian family, I know a thing or two about winter in the Northeast. I know about the snow, the cold, and the dark days, and I know how to deal with them, too. Snow? Just shovel it to where it won’t bother you. Cold? Bundle up in your
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[December] Clementines

Dec 5th, 2013 | By
[December] Clementines

While the snow and cold weather makes its way into New England, it’s a good time to be reminded of the warm release that will eventually come. How about stockpiling clementines? These deliciously sweet fruits are perfect snacks on a cold winter day. There are no seeds and they are easy to peel, unlike some
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