Thank goodness for great farms and farmers with excellent fresh vegetables and fruit. In a few small garden patches, I’ve planted a few vegetables. Hopefully at the end of the summer, some of the plants might have lived a healthy summer, and so in addition … Continue readingGrowing a few vegetables
In spring, herbs start appearing that are good for making chicken stock with, though, the ones in the pot, are from the grocery store. The great carrots, local, and sweet. The chicken, free range – good to use all of it, including the carcass. The … Continue readingChicken broth
The rhubarb and the strawberries in the images and recipe that follow, came from the grocery store, where they often appear on shelves soon after the snow melts. Its past the beginning of rhubarb season now also – though still available at farms locally that … Continue readingA rhubarb cake-crisp – fresh rhubarb baked with a cake mix.
Cocoa beans do not grow in the Northeast of the United States, but pair beautifully with eggs and butter produced locally – some local dairies producing butter made by cows eating some local forages and plants, and farms with free-range chickens (chickens choosing nutrients about … Continue readingMelty chocolate cupcakes
Spinach is now grown year round in New England. The next day, this dip is great cold. Before cooking, it was also good. After cooking, at first, it seemed to have lost flavor, but after sitting 10 minutes or so, the flavor was good. Use … Continue readingspinach dip, hot or cold
This is a recipe for using some of the leftover fillings and garnishes of cauliflower tacos. Cauliflowers can be grown in New England, and are excellent for their texture, substance, and taste. Ingredients:strips of corn tortillas, spread with a bit of oil, sprinkled with salt … Continue readingred lentil macaroni and cheese over leftover refried black-beans and cauliflower, served with guacamole
If making egg yolk based food, like a bread pudding, or are using egg yolks for egg tempera paintings, there are egg whites to cook with. Whipped egg whites help make meringues, and angel food cake, light and delicious. Or use them, unwhipped, for a … Continue readingfruit, vegetable, oatmeal, wheat, egg white bars
Donut Peaches! Fresh is great, and no preparation necessary – eat around the pit – sweet, flatter peaches, easy for a child to grasp. They are in markets now (end of July, early August for central NH). Or take out the pit, and have some … Continue readingGlazed peach donuts (glazed with a wavy line of frosting or honey) with edible flowers.
Donut peaches which are light and sweet are now ripe, along with local sweet corn – excellent and fresh. This recipe followed another recipe, a recipe for basil butter. Serves: The following is a recipe for two people, or a lighter portion for three (or … Continue readingsautéed scallops with basil butter, peach, sweet corn, (shallots), with a hint of peppermint.
Ingredients:Sweet PotatoesChanterellesSaltPepperOlive Oil Chanterelles are beautiful mushrooms – even 3 1/2 days after market day, stored in a paper bag in the refrigerator, they will probably still be beautiful – even picture perfect, before cooking (as the ones roasted in the photo were, although no … Continue readingsweet potatoes with chanterelles