Beet Hummus

                There are many reasons why I like having people over to our house. Inviting others into our cozy nest, providing sustenance and relaxation to our friends, the chance to connect with people we care about. I also […]

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Throw it all in

I’d like to excuse my recent laziness in the kitchen by saying that good summer produce hardly needs embellishment. But been taking the easiest route for most of our meals in the past several months. I make a lot of vegetable, grain and bean salads […]

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Mango Salsa

In the early third of my pregnancy I lost my usual enthusiasm for vegetables. Then winter set in and I was still not very inclined to eat fresh greens. Maybe it is the recent days of sunshine, the promise of truly warm days this weekend, […]

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Present and Grounded

Since I’ve been pregnant, or was it before that?, I have somehow acquired the unfortunate habit of waking up for an hour or so in the middle of every night. Maybe I’ve fallen into the old pattern of first and second sleeps. I am usually […]

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A Beautiful Sight

Over the winter, I finally got around to reading Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin. I enjoyed her straightforward honest writing about food and eating both glorious and messy, satisfying and repulsive. Maybe because I was reading her book far away from summer, the chapter that […]

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Pea Shoot Pesto

During the season that I was an apprentice in the market garden at Shelburne Farms, my co-gardener, Mark, and I would often joke about all of the tiny vegetables we harvested that were never really allowed to reach their full potential. The baby carrots, baby […]

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Sweet Potato and Beet Chips

I’m very fond of tortilla chips. Their crunch, their texture, their perfect complement to salsa. The kind that are made locally are very sturdy and not too salty. I know that they are not the healthiest snack so I decided to try making chips from […]

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Brussels Sprout Hash

When I think about cooking, I often dwell on the transformation that occurs by combining ingredients, heat, stirring, blending or chopping. I suppose transformation is at the heart of most cooking. Sometimes it is dramatic, like making mayonnaise, caramelizing onions, turning juice and zest into […]

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White Bean Spread and Rosemary Focaccia

Sustenance. Food that nourishes our body, work that nourishes our souls. Conversations and friendships that help us grow, spaces and places that fill our need for beauty, wonder and delight. On dark winter days, I seek out warmth and light wherever I can. At my […]

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