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Honey’s not just for desserts

June 1, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Honey’s not just for desserts

Happily, this spring brought a slew of bees to my early-flowering trees and bushes: honey bees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, as well as other nectar-focused insects. I say “happily” because there is always the worry the loss of wild and domesticated bee hives that has plagued bee keepers and entomologists world-wide […]

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Buckle up for fruit dessert the easy way

May 4, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Buckle up for fruit dessert the easy way

Your car – and highway road signs – yell at you to “Buckle Up!” Your boss, gym coach, sports instructor, insist you “Buckle Down.”  And the buckle on your belt just wants to make a fashion statement. How about, instead, you “buckle in” to some of the easiest, tastiest, first-of-the-season […]

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What to do with the holiday hard-boiled eggs

April 6, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
What to do with the holiday hard-boiled eggs

The kids had fun painting and decorating the hard-boiled eggs and parents had fun hiding them for the egg hunt. The holiday tradition is a happy one but fun is fun and food is food and in the end, when the fun is a memory, the food is going to […]

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Corned Beef and Green Beer? Must Be St. Pat’s

March 2, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Corned Beef and Green Beer? Must Be St. Pat’s

March is famous for more than its ides, when doomed Caesar met his end; notable for more than the wild whichever-way winds that can carry kites to their end. In a way, March brings an end to winter boredom and the way it does that is with St. Patrick’s Day. […]

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Homemade fudge, a long-time favorite

February 2, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Homemade fudge, a long-time favorite

By Jean Redstone It’s probably one of the first fresh-from-the-stove sweets everyone remembers – the creamy, chocolate-y chunk of mouth-melting goodness your mom or grandmom or aunt gave you as a kid. Fudge is a classic treat, a shared memory between generations of a simple but totally satisfying bite of […]

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Hot Crockpot Meals for Cold Days

January 5, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Hot Crockpot Meals for Cold Days

By Jean Redstone If you opened a crockpot or slow-cooker this holiday, count yourself a lucky participant in a replaying kitchen trend. People who once eschewed the kind-of-clunky crockpot of old are embracing the spiffy stream-lined version for its ease of handling and functionality for meal preparation. There’s something sort […]

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Mug the holiday for quick, welcome gifts

December 1, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
Mug the holiday for quick, welcome gifts

By Jean Redstone With holiday season in full swing, it’s time to hack the gift list and up the family dessert fun at the same time. Yes. You can do both together. With a mug. The newest trend in tasty and easy and microwave speedy is the common household coffee […]

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Meet The Three Sisters who fed the first colonists

November 3, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
Meet The Three Sisters who fed the first colonists

By Jean Redstone We give our national thanks this month to acknowledge and celebrate the generosity of the Indians who helped the Pilgrims survive. School pageants will see students in colonial garb or feathered headdresses and that theme will play out in store displays and advertisements, in restaurant décor and […]

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The best part of fall? Apples and pumpkins!

October 6, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
The best part of fall? Apples and pumpkins!

by Jean Redstone There’s no getting around the notion that autumn and apples are the best part of cool weather. But shouldn’t we add that other seasonal fruit that figures so largely in our fall wonderment – the pumpkin? Every farm market chef knows the pumpkin for a versatile, sweet […]

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One tasty fact summer/fall cooks forget…

September 1, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
One tasty fact summer/fall cooks forget…

By Jean Redstone So you said goodbye to the juicy strawberries and the sweet blueberries and cherries and you know for sure the peaches and the melon seasons are ending in about a month. Now what? Where are the sweet-tooth pleasers to delight a family, show off for guests or […]

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