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{summer wedding} Vegan Party Food

My son is getting married in a month and, since our caterer is a barbecued chicken joint, I am charged with making one or two supplemental dishes for the vegans to eat. I am perfectly comfortable with vegetarian food since I am a semi-vegetarian, that is, a social meat eater, but I tend to rely […]

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{Cold Brewed Iced Coffee} Easy and Delicious

I first learned about cold brewed coffee a while back when I read Cory Doctorow’s young adult novel, Homeland, where the main character brings a stash of cold brew coffee to Burning Man, to use as barter currency on the playa. It’s popping up everywhere now, for sale in plastic jugs by the quart, or […]

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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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on the grill

{recipe} Grilled “French Fried” Potatoes

{This is what summer 2012 will be all about} Summer living, food allergies or not, is delicious and yet requires some thought if you want to eat fresh and healthy food without heating up your kitchen. French fries are in regular rotation in the Fischer family but I can’t bear the thought of turning on […]

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{Fresh from the Garden} Summer Rolls with Cucumber Dipping Sauce

For all of my adult life, I’ve been a big fan of Asian rolls. I didn’t grow up in the most food-savvy town and it’s nice to look back and see how my experiences and my taste buds changed as I traveled and moved farther away from home. At first I only knew about egg […]

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{theme week} get your pizza on.

Pizza. Its quick, can be a healthy “one pot” meal and the options are endless. Grill it. Bake it. Pizza for one. Pizza for many. Dessert Pizza. Focaccia. CSA Veg Pizza or Meat Explosion Pizza. With the bounty of the summer comes endless flavor combos and ways to prepare it. Pizza becomes an essential “comfort” […]

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{drink it up} Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey Refresher

Lemon is a confused fruit. There, I’ve said it – lemon doesn’t know what the heck it is doing. While it is really a fruit harvested in our winter months, we best enjoy it and associate it with the hazy temperatures of summer. Lemon ice? Check. Lemonade? Check. Lemony, fruit white wine? Check. We can’t help it. It […]

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{community sharecropping} July is for Garlic Harvest

Garlic is an easy crop and should have a place in every home garden.  The individual cloves are planted in October, lie dormant in the ground all winter, and then are among the first plants to sprout in the spring.  You can buy garlic heads from your local farmers market this fall, break them up […]

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{garlic scape week} pesto!

by Christine I had never cooked with, and perhaps never tasted, a garlic scape before I joined a CSA this year. At the last FSC Food Swap, a genius swapper had made garlic scape pesto to share. And then my CSA email had suggestions for garlic scape pesto. And then I got garlic scapes in […]

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{photo diary} CSA FAIR, Troy, NY

I had a lot of fun at NOFA-NY‘s first annual CSA Fair with Michael at the Kilpatrick Family Farm table. I answered basic questions from a share holder’s perspective; what is a CSA? How does it really work? Is the produce good? How is the selection? What if I can’t make it to pick up […]

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{how you do it} NOW is the Time to Plan Your Garden

Editor’s Note: Please enjoy Dianna’s third installment of her monthly {How You Do It} series. Don’t miss this extremely informative post on planning a ‘tomato sauce’ garden through the eyes of the “Community Share Cropping” system Dianna and her husband, Michael, created with their network of friends. Oh, and she shares a terrific tomato sauce […]

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{WNIMK} Herbs In a Bathtub

Editor’s Note: What’s New in My Kitchen Wednesdays, is a weekly series where we weave a personal story with a review of a beloved or new “item” in our kitchen, in our glass or on our plate. -Christina Herbs and a bathtub, a perfect combo. The past several weeks the girls have been begging me […]

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