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Finding Local: Kittery Community Market

A sunny midday stroll to the weekly Kittery Community Market ended with a basket full of sparkling fresh lettuce from Greenlaw Gardens, lacinato kale and kohlrabi from Bumbleroot Organic Farm, Maine Grains whole wheat pasta and polenta from Four Star Fresh, topped with a cheery … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette

Inspiration for this boldly spiced Kale Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette comes from Joinery in Newmarket, New Hampshire, which recently opened with Chef Brendan Vesey heading the kitchen, and Black Trumpet’s Evan and Denise Mallett at the helm. We were there for Slow Food Seacoast’s launch of Slow Sips — a new series of events with … Continue reading

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5.26.14 All the leaves were calling me

I meant to do my work today — But a brown bird sang in the apple tree, And a butterfly flitted across the field, And all the leaves were calling me. — Richard Le Gallienne Traditionally, we hold off much … 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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Pasta Carbonara with Kale

“In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta.” — Steve Albini We’d both arrived home late, so birthday dinner for the Gardener needed to be something easy, yet still feel special. We’d happened to pick up duck eggs … Continue reading

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2.3.14 Spaghetti Squash, Roasted + Kale

Like children, each of the three varieties of winter squash we grew last season had a personality of their own. The happy-go-lucky delicata merrily went along, tucking itself in where it could, and producing at will. The domineering tromboncino was … Continue reading

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11.18.13 Planting Garlic

Planting garlic is one of the most hopeful acts in the garden, a commitment to the next season. It’s the last to go in the ground and, when spring returns, the first to come up. We patiently peel back the … Continue reading

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