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Got Veggies? Lacto-Ferment Dilly Beans and more for Healthy Winter Meals

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Vermont everybody makes “dilly beans”, vinegar-pickled string beans with garlic and dill.  When I first heard about dilly beans after moving to VT in 1999, in order to immerse … Continue reading

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Our Food Preservation Favorites: Recipes from High Mowing Seedsters

It’s finally that wonderful time of year when the garden is full of produce, but here in Vermont a chill nips the ears and neck on early morning harvest missions. Many of us have already seen the first frosty weather, … Continue reading

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Carrot Juices

Here in Northern Vermont, April tugs at our heartstrings as it dangles spring in front of us, while at the same time threatening one more winter storm to put our hopes for new gardens and fresh veggies on hold a … Continue reading

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Nels’ Beef Steak Hashbrowns

I am a man with steak and champagne desires but endure a potato and Pabst Blue Ribbon reality.  I was lying around my house one morning desperately in need of a breakfast steak and only had a sack of HMS … Continue reading

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Katie’s Black Bean Hummus

A few summers ago I tried my hand at growing dry beans.  My husband and I sowed Black Turtle, cannellini, and Kenearly Yellow Eye beans, and despite the weeds that ended up taking over our neglected plot, come September, we … Continue reading

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New England Winter Slaw

A Winter Salad Recipe to Make Your Mouth Sing! Salad: 5-6 stems Kale, spine removed and chopped 1 cup finely chopped green cabbage (or 1/2 cup green plus 1/2 cup red) 1 cup spinach, chopped 1 cup shoots (your choice) … Continue reading

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Sprouts and Shoots: For the Love of a Winter Salad

As we all search for ways to eat fresh, home-grown food year round—especially those of us with harsh winter climates—let us give tribute to the sprout and shoot…two super easy ways to feed your family fresh green and living foods … Continue reading

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Nels’ Savoyed Cabbage Delight

A recipe inspired my uncle Steve, once a fine dining chef in and around Seattle.   I perused the assortment of bounty in the HMS produce fridge and found: two leeks and a few heads of Famosa F1 cabbage.  I called … Continue reading

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Preserving the Harvest

While we all love to eat our veggies fresh from the garden, the overabundance of our crops can and should be reserved for later use. Many herbs and vegetables can be frozen, dried, fermented, canned, or cellar stored so we … Continue reading

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Eggplant and Tomato Rice Gratin

There’s a narrow window at the end of summer when I still have a counter full of eggplants and tomatoes but the weather is cool enough to consider turning the oven to 400 degrees. This weekend was right in the … Continue reading

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