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September’s Bounty at the York Farmers’ Market

I rarely carry a list while shopping at the farmers’ market, and discovered that the basketful of food I brought home this weekend from the York Farmers’ Market satisfied cravings I didn’t know I had. I found a frilly head of frisee at Martha’s Garden, … Continue reading

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Sauteed Zucchini with Cipollini Onions and Buratta

The heat and humidity of these last weeks of summer has me taking dinner down to its barest essentials. Still, there’s a kind of luxuriousness that remains in paring things down this far. Just five ingredients, plus some olive oil … Continue reading

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Hop Blossoms

During a summery stroll through Kittery at twilight, we came upon the hops vine that grows vigorously in the middle of Foreside, now heavily laden with piney blossoms. Though we’re more familiar with their use in flavoring beer, other parts of … Continue reading

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Pea Shoot Pesto with Green Garlic and Mint

This is the time of year when we’re still slightly between seasons. We’re weary of sturdy winter fare but much of what we crave resides in future tense and is yet to come. We make do with what we have, and there are … Continue reading

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Taking Stock + What the Groundhog Saw

Along with Groundhog Day, I’m told that February 2nd is the traditional day to check on what’s left in storage to see one through the rest of winter. With only six more weeks to the Spring Equinox, it’s a good time to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Cotechino Sausage with Lentils

We began our New Year’s celebration early, and cooked up a luscious Cotechino sausage to serve with a potful of nutty lentils, and a side of winter-sweetened braised carrots. Many thanks to Rook, the talented butcher at Maine Meat, for his house made version of this … Continue reading

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10.6.14 National Noodle Day: Soba Master Tatsuru Rai

In answer to the question “What is Cooking?” Soba master Tatsuru Rai choose to demonstrate making soba noodles by hand. Though he remains silent, the process itself is far from it. His rhythmic movements beat out a precise rhythm, resulting in a kind … Continue reading

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