Tag Archives: farmers market

Playing With Mushrooms

I’m pretty sure there are morels growing in my backyard, among the roots of a clutch of trees. But these babies are wild mushrooms! And while I had a microbiologist tell me yesterday that morels only look like morels and…
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How To Roast Beets

Beets are in season from June to October and have many beautiful varieties and colors to choose from. They can be eaten raw (cut into fine julienne and tossed with balsamic vinegar, orange zest & sea salt is a delicious summer salad), juiced, boiled, steamed, or roasted, my preferred method.
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Rhubarb Pie, Lard Crust

I’m embracing my inner homemaker. Currently sandwiched between “freelance” and “consulting,” what I thought would be the ideal summer job, actually means having a whole lot of time on my hands and if I don’t use it wisely, I fret about being underemployed and ultimately living under a bridge.
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Nine Ways to Finesse the Farmers Market

I recently taught a sold-out class on just this subject. I met a group of home cooks at the Tompkins Square Market on an unseasonably cold Sunday morning and the first hour of the class was a walking and shopping…
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Fish Stew with Fennel and Potatoes for the Rainy Days of Spring

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year, and as such tonight feels like the eve of something fun. Tomorrow, we set our clocks ahead. I almost used an exclamation point there, but am reserved for a few…
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From the Farmer’s Market to White Manna Burger

This morning began early. (Side note: I’ve been asked a lot recently what I’m planning to do. I’d like to figure out a work day that consistently begins and ends at the same time. This whole work late, work early…
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Farm Camp

Mark and I just returned from Farm Camp, a weekend near the Adirondack Mountains in New York, spent with other people from the culinary world, hosted by the wonderful Jen and Mike, owners of Flying Pigs Farm. Mary Cleaver, owner…
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Canning Applesauce 101

The farmers markets are flush with apples these days and I just finished canning up some applesauce for gift-giving and the cold winter nights ahead. Here are some pictures and step-by-step instructions to put your own food by.
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Buttermilk Apple Fritters

The farmer’s market cooking demos are winding down, as is the harvest season. Still there are piles of apples in boxes at most every table that are pristine and beautiful, waiting for someone talented to come make them into the…
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Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Ah, fickle fall weather! When I wrote this recipe a week ago for the final of my scheduled farmers market cooking demos, I was anticipating a chilly, grey autumn afternoon. Thanks weather.com! Instead it was 80º and sunny, but the…
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