Category Archives: local food

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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Fall Foraging: Horse Chestnuts

Learning to forage is a way of naming the world. Little by little, what was once unknown becomes known, and as familiar as picking a loved one’s face out of a crowd. In the process, we become aware of what’s edible and, just as importantly, recognizing what’s not. While … Continue reading

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Fall’s Bounty from Orange Circle Farm

As we face shorter days and cooler temperatures, there’s something comforting about having a well-stocked kitchen. Though it’s that time between the end of our outdoor farmers’ market season and the beginning of the indoor one, Orange Circle Farm offers a way to help bridge the gap. Organic farmer Jeff Benton makes local … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Tomatoes — Crushed & Sauced

For some, security is having enough jars of strawberry jam, for others it’s having a root cellar full of potatoes. For us, it’s having enough canned tomatoes to fill an entire shelf in the pantry. Tomato season is the one … Continue reading

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Local Food: Portsmouth Farmers’ Market

‘Tis the season! From the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, June 29th: Napa cabbage from Black Kettle Farm; turnips, cilantro, snap peas and chard from Meadow’s Mirth; beets and summer squash from New Roots Farm; tomatoes and peas from Riverside Farm; celery from Shagbark Farm; pan di … Continue reading

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Local Food: Bangers and Mash

A busy week + a visit to Seacoast Eat Local’s Winter Farmers’ Market = Bangers and Mash for a quick supper, the kind that doesn’t require a recipe. We somehow missed Saint Patrick’s Day, and made up for it with Irish … Continue reading

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Local Food: Shrimp and Cabbage Fritters + Winter Salad

I was going to call this post, “Not just potatoes.” This is for one of my cooking students who asked what could there possibly be to eat during winter that’s local. When I described what farmers were bringing to our … Continue reading

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