Tag: food

Oct 08

The Culinary Institute of America

Many regular readers know that my first career was in the restaurant industry and my first college degree was from the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, N.Y. The school is recognized as the world’s premier culinary college. The recent weather has been splendid. Dry days with glorious sunshine and pleasant temperatures. This is …

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Oct 06

Blueberries

In previous posts I’ve written about many kinds of berries; from berries found in the wild, including strawberries, also tips for cultivating raspberries and blueberries. In past seasons I have had to battle with the birds and the local deer population, but by using nets to cover the bushes I have been able to keep them from …

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Aug 29

End of Summer ’17

As the summer months closed out, I enjoyed some delicious foods cooked outside, plenty of salads and veggies from the garden too. Some pics from the late summer garden;   Peas came in abundance this season and due to the cooler temperatures and plenty of rain, they seemed to produce for a longer duration than …

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Jun 01

Early June Garden Report 2017

As the summer months come upon us I take stock of what’s in the garden. The last couple weeks in May were quite rainy, but temperatures have been mild. Here is the list; Asparagus – is doing well in its fifth year and continues to fill out the plot. I’ve had several servings of fresh …

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Mar 08

Making Stew

The fundamentals of making stew are easy and when properly executed the final dish is rich, savory and well suited to cold nights of autumn and winter. Stews can be served over rice or noodles or with a crusty bread. Their consistency can be thick from the natural starch of potatoes in the recipe or …

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Dec 11

Pumpkin Pie and…?

Autumn is a time to harvest a variety of richly colorful foods. Winter squash and pumpkins are members of the family of cucurbitaceae that we mentioned in a previous article. This link shares some of the many different varieties of pumpkins. Like many foods, pumpkins lend themselves to a wide range of uses. Of course, …

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Dec 11

Cranberries

Cranberries are a colorful fruit that grow in bogs. One of the indigenous fruit producing plants of North America. Massachusetts is the cranberry capital of the U.S. and the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association promotes that agribusiness through this website with a great recipe section! Follow this link to learn of the many health benefits …

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Oct 21

Acorns

  From the little acorn grows the mighty oak. * Acorns are the seed fruit of the oak tree. Here in the Eastern U.S. we have an abundance of acorns that come falling down with the leaves in autumn. As children we used to gather large bags of them for weeks and then have a …

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Oct 10

The Colorado Cannabis Scene

As a follow-up to my post about recent travels to Denver, Co. I mentioned in that article the state of Colorado has legalized cannabis for adult use in the privacy of their own home. Under Colorado law it is now lawful for an individual to purchase up to one ounce of cannabis per day. Here …

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Sep 04

Raising chickens (and ducks) for eggs and meat.

Most eggs purchased in the supermarket are quite old and tasteless. The shells are soft, the yolk is pale and the white is usually runny like water. These are all indications the eggs are not optimally fresh and come from a super-size production farm. Buying fresh local eggs from a small farm will provide your …

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