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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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Roasted Cauliflower with Nutty Lemon Mustard

This is a real favorite for our family. We always make a double batch so there it some left for the next day. It’s my oldest daughter’s most requested item. Great for dinner with grilled meats, fish or makes a … Continue reading

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Katie’s Kitchen – Herb Potato Salad

This is a great potluck dish. It is easy to put together, vegan and gluten-free, and is fine being at room temperature. For extra pizzazz, line a medium sized shallow bowl with large red lettuce leaves, so they overlap each … Continue reading

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Summer Rice Noodle Salad

One of my favorite summer meals is the Rice Noodle Salad from Lynne Rossetto Kasper. It requires little stove time, can be made with any number of veggies either raw or cooked, and tastes very fresh and cooling, especially on … Continue reading

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Spring Salad with Meyer Lemon Cream Dressing

The thrill of cutting real heads of lettuce from our hoop house in April cannot be overstated. Head lettuce in these parts is a phenomenon of early June if we’re lucky. So when trials staff started bringing in compact, beautiful, … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

(makes four main course salads) This is a classic salad that is hearty enough for a meal! Add some crumbled blue cheese if you like. I made this for a group of friends for dinner recently, with over wintered organic … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion and Artichoke Tart

At this time of year when fresh, local produce is lean, I am increasingly grateful for the bushel baskets of onions and shallots we have squirreled away in our basement. As each gardening season passes, my husband and I have … Continue reading

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Katie’s Kitchen – Celebrating the Cabbage

Cabbages tend to keep us Vermonters company for the duration of the long winter. Sometimes they are pickled in kimchi or sauerkraut, providing a bright, salty crispness to heavy meals. Sometimes they appear as a fresh head, harvested in the … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Cheddar Bread Pudding

In my childhood home, our holidays were vegetarian affairs, much to the shock of my Ohio suburban friends. Even now after embracing an omnivorous life, the turkey centerpiece of the traditional holiday meal isn’t what I look forward to most … Continue reading

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Jelly/Jam/Chutney/Ketchup time!

As the Summer begins to reach it’s crux, I begin to make jam. After waiting all these weeks for the berries, clovers and tomatoes to ripen, the jelly/jam/chutney/ketchup making begins. Some of my favorite jellies include watermelon and red clover. … Continue reading

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