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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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3.17.14 Winter Leeks + Ice-Bred Arugula

With spring just around the corner and seeds about to be started, it seemed unfair to leave the few leeks remaining in the ground any longer. As you see, they’ve soldiered on through the harsh winter hardly the worse for … Continue reading

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Stuffed Cabbage in the Trôo Style

“I have tried it with various spicy and aromatic additions, tomatoes, bits of bacon, herbs and so on, but reject them all in favour of the Trôo simplicity of cabbage, good sausagement and butter. It has a pure directness that … Continue reading

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2.24.14 In Winter’s Grip

“You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” — Robert Frost Others may complain and flee to warmer climes. We, on the other hand, side with Robert Frost. The third storm within a week’s time left the tress outlined … Continue reading

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2.17.14 Break the Cold Frosty Silence

“Come when the rains Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with ice, While the slant sun of February pours Into the bowers a flood of light.” — William Cullen Bryant Snowy days are interspersed with brilliantly sunny ones, creating … 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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1.13.14 Taking Stock

The Seacoast is well-populated with farmers’ markets, even in the depths of winter. Given the vagaries of New England weather, though, we can’t always make it to them at this time of year. In the past couple of weeks alone, we’ve … Continue reading

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