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Winter Squash Carbonara with Bacon and Sage

After it appeared in Bon Appetit last February, this recipe for Winter Squash Carbonara was quick to gain popularity, and deservedly so. It reminded us of when its sister publication Gourmet ran a column of tempting weeknight recipes that were known for their ease … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut with Bacon, Onion and Apple

Like a lot of things, we were more inclined to make Sauerkraut once we figured out what to do with it. However, with neither of us familiar with cooking with it, it wasn’t until our friend passed along his German grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Penne with Fava Beans, Summer Squash and Blossoms

When the question of dinner came up, the garden answered loud and clear. This summery version of Vignarola makes use of everything starting to come in, and then some — the first of the fava beans, a mix of baby summer squash with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Guanciale and Kale

This riff on Spaghetti alla Gricia sprang from seasonal necessity. This seemingly spartan yet voluptuous pasta dish from Rome is a reliable standard in our house. We usually finish it with a garnish of parsley but have yet to set up … Continue reading

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Smoky Tomato and Bacon Chowder

“All chowders were born of necessity. They were invented by humble working people, who made them with local, inexpensive ingredients from the sea or the land.” — Jasper White, “50 Chowders” Most think of clams or fish when it comes … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with Spring-Dug Parsnips and Bacon

While other parts of the country are enjoying such seasonal delights as asparagus, this unlikely pairing of sweet, caramelized parsnips with rich egg tagliatelle is a celebration of what early spring here in Northern New England has on offer. The name … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Baked Beans with Smoked Bacon

We take our beans seriously here in New England. Rumour has it that the reason there are so many different varieties is because every town had its own bean. I’ve yet to try them all but am working on it, … Continue reading

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