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Bowls of tomatoes, waiting for fruit flies to find them

The Garden’s Last Gasp: Fried Green Tomatoes

We pulled our tomato plants just before the killing frost last week and although we simply threw most of them onto our long-term compost pile, we hesitated over the remains of our heirloom plants. We decided to pick out the rest of those tomatoes, both green and red.  Michael said, “How about fried green tomatoes?” […]

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{recipe} Versatile Green Herb Sauce

This month’s recipe from my kitchen takes its inspiration from both Asian Indian and Argentine cuisine. My CSA share from Soul Fire Farm has been wonderful, and full of greens. In the past week, I got a nice bunch of curly parsley and lemon basil. Curly parsley gets a lot of flack for being nothing […]

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{Know Your Farmer} tangleroot farm & my kohlrabi salad

We have new farmers this year. They fell into our lap at the last minute and I couldn’t be happier. I’m still getting to know them, but from what I can tell so far we were lucky to find them because their veggies are outstanding. I had hoped to sign up for a CSA this […]

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{recipe} Vivid Choi Salad Dressing

This week is the first time I’ll be working at a farmers’ market for myself. For 4 years I have (and still do) work with Kilpatrick Family Farm at the Saratoga & Glens Falls Farmers’ Markets. I really, truly love it. Since starting Little Sparrow Farm I was uncertain about how I’d sell my products […]

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bean mushroom burger2 by Ellie Markocitch

{recipe} Black Bean Mushroom Burger

We are very thankful for the rain and the first fruits from our garden: mushrooms and chard. With a pot of freshly cooked black beans, I am ready to make some burgers. You could use other kinds of beans or replace oats with breadcrumbs, but this held together and will be great for the grill. RECIPE: Black Bean […]

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Black Bean Soup

Roasted Vegetable & Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Still plugging along on my vegetarian journey…some days are better than others. One of the things that I find helps me get through – especially during these cold winter days – is soup. Soup is so simple, so delicious, and so versatile – practically anything can get dumped into a pot and whipped into a […]

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{recipe} Hearty Lentil Soup

I love lentil soup, my parents and grandparents love lentil soup, my kids love lentil soup, my husband does not love lentil soup, but he eats it anyway. I think of lentil soup as comfort food, warm, filling, a little spicy, topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese served with a warm buttered roll and a […]

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Thai Red Vegetable Curry

{reflections on food} Resolution 2013: Vegetarian

My aspiration for 2013 is to go vegetarian. My husband moved to Ohio in October for a job opportunity, and I sort of just settled into a primarily vegetarian lifestyle, mostly by accident. My husband is an avowed and unapologetic carnivore. He is a real meat-and-potatoes-but-hold-the-potatoes kind of guy. I do the cooking in our […]

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Massaged Kale Salad by Alexis

{ode to a vegetable} Massaged Kale and Me

Kale is important to me. I found it all by myself as a college student and it has stuck with me ever since.  There’s something about kale that represents my food ethics better than any other food.  It is diverse, hardy and adaptable.  Many an evening kale has been my starting point for dinner preparation, […]

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{winter vegetable bounty} Kohlrabi Fritters

Kohlrabi is one of those unusual vegetables that you don’t often see in your local supermarket. It grows well here in the Northeast, and is often found far into winter at farmer’s markets or in veggie shares. Kohlrabi is another member of the brassica family, along with cabbage, and kale, and has a sweetness along […]

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Brussel Sprouts

{from scratch holidays} Brussels Sprouts w/ Home-Cured Bacon

Poor Brussels sprouts. Always the punchline to bad jokes about foods people were forced to eat as a child. These little green globes don’t get the love they should. In fact, I always thought they were a bit “blah” until I had them fresh from the stalk as opposed to boiled from a freezer bag. […]

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{from scratch holidays} A Spicy Thanksgiving

By the time the Puritan Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, there were actually many settlements already established by the Spanish in what would eventually be considered the United States, like Santa Fe NM, El Paso TX and St Augustine FL. So what and where was the first Thanksgiving in the United States? Was it the […]

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Veggie Quinoa Chili

{summer bounty recipe} Chilli Time

Editor’s Note: Welcome back Wendy of the local blog Wendalicious, to FSC as one of our monthly ‘Community Voices’ Contributors! Wendy brings us a summer bounty recipe for those ‘fall is in the air‘ evening meals and perfect for a packed lunch for the work week that is inspired by diner chilli. For real. It […]

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{summer garden bounty recipe} Eggplant Curry

For the first time ever, my garden is overflowing with eggplant! Sure, it’s also overflowing with weeds and a LOT of green beans that never got picked but despite that I am pretty excited about the eggplant. I’ve gardened at our current home for the last five summers and each year I plant eggplant hopefully. […]

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Tofu!

{weekend project} Making Tofu From Scratch

When I was in Brooklyn earlier this summer I had fresh silken tofu made by a Japanese restaurant.  It was creamy and delicious and I thought, “You can make tofu?”  It had never occurred to me.  I had to try it. I poked around on the web and found a couple of different recipes for […]

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