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Emery Farm: Fresh Asparagus + Garden Herbs

When it comes to asparagus, it’s hard not to feel greedy. Their season is long-awaited and, up until recently, hard to find unless homegrown. It’s with great pleasure that I’ve watched increasing numbers of farmers make the commitment of the land and … Continue reading

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6.9.14 Spring seedlings and thinnings

“How insignificant our effort beside that of a seed.” — Marada Cook, Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative Above: Agretti seedlings. Seeds planted this week: Carrots, fun jen; second round of favas, radishes, arugula, salad greens.  Above: Comparing transplanted fennel (left) with directly seeded … Continue reading

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6.2.14 Kitchen garden herbs

“…there is nothing more inspiring than walking into a kitchen that is full of the aromas of herbs as their essential oils mingle with the food.” — Jekka McVicar By now, the herb garden’s had enough time to allow for any latecomers. … Continue reading

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Sorrel Fettucine + Sorrel Pesto

Like “lemonade in a leaf,” sorrel’s tart and tangy flavor brightens this simple combination of sorrel fettucine dressed with sorrel pesto. Featuring this perennial herb in both the pasta and the pesto delivers a double dose of spring. Sorrel’s acidic flavor makes this European plant a sought after source of vitamin … Continue reading

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4.29.14 Pea seedlings and other garden sightings

“Though other crops in their season — fine lettuces and radishes, green beans, tomatoes ripened on the vine, or fresh-picked corn — justify the vegetable garden and all the labor it entails, peas, really fresh peas picked at the briefest … Continue reading

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Roasted Mushroom Soup with Potatoes and Leeks

The thing we like best about soup is how well it takes to improvising, and a recent visit to the farmers’ market had us imagining a rustic mushroom soup, almost chowder-like, with chunks of potatoes and curly leeks rounding things out. The appearance of a new … Continue reading

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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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