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Saving Summer with The Sound

I recently had the pleasure of talking about preserving with Leslie Modica for The Sound — for tips on where to start with canning, freezing, dehydrating and fermenting the season’s bounty, you can read the whole article here: http://soundnh.com/saving-summer/.

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Putting Up: Fresh Ginger Root

We went to the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market today in search of rutabaga and, instead, came home with a luscious bunch of fresh ginger root from Wake Robin Farm of Stratham, NH. It was hard not to be greedy with this locally-grown treat … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Broccoli Pesto

We’re late in harvesting basil this year, and stretched the small amount left in the garden by putting it up as Broccoli Pesto. The unexpected addition of fall-sweetened broccoli from Black Kettle Farm to the classic combination of basil, garlic and … Continue reading

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Roasted Ratatouille

A late summer harvest of tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, sweet peppers and onions were roasted up in individual batches, then gently mixed together, and stashed in the freezer as part of our winter stores. Local ingredients: Eggplant and sweet onions … Continue reading

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7.8.13 Shell Peas and Greens

The peas we bring home from the farmers’ market are mostly for preserving, while the homegrown ones are solely reserved for eating right away. The first planting of them are finally ready, while the second batch has come to halt … Continue reading

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7.1.13 Days of Vegetables and Roses

A thick hedge of rosa rugosas borders two sides of our vegetable garden. They were already here when we moved in, and, though they’re not thought of as companions, are excellent at attracting natural pollinators to the garden. Rhubarb leftover … Continue reading

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4.29.13 Preserving the New Season

While inspecting our stores and planning this year’s garden, we’re making a mental list of things to preserve in the coming season: – Freezing peas — One of the earliest tasks; as with tomatoes, we can’t imagine not having some stored away … Continue reading

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