Summer Garden Frittata

It’s the most wonderful time especially in our local gardens and farms! Even if you don’t have your own veggie garden, there are many ways of going about getting the best of the best produce from around our country roads and rolling hills. Have you been out to your local farmer’s market yet? Don’t miss… 

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Cabbage & Kale Salad with Cranberries & Feta

  I first served this at our Thanksgiving feast last year and even among all of the usual suspects, this salad was clearly a hit. I’ve made it several times since, including over the Christmas holidays and it’s never disappointed. Serve this salad with roast chicken or baked salmon or all on its own. The… 

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Rosemary, Apricot & Almond Crisps

Here’s a wonderful recipe for those little crisps that you can find in better grocery stores everywhere. They are a cross between a cracker and a thin bread and they are good with just about anything you can think of – cheeses, spreads, dips, and even just good old-fashioned butter. No self-respecting New Year’s party… 

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Halloween cake

Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

It was happy days when I learned that Sarah Leah Chase had a new cookbook coming out, the New England Open-House Cookbook. She is the author of Cold-Weather Cooking, one of my absolute favourite older cookbooks. This recipe is a riff on one in her new book. Every year I go on a hunt for… 

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Basil Pesto

This is the exact time of the year that we should all be out at our local farmer’s markets and fruit & veggie stands. Abundance like this only happens once a year and we need to take advantage of it while it lasts. I was at a local spot this week and I found a… 

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A Strawberry Granola Parfait

  Yesterday we met up with friends and went strawberry picking for the first time this year. When I taste a freshly picked, local strawberry, I wonder why we even think about buying strawberries when they are out of season here. There is no comparison in taste. For breakfast this morning, I layered strained whole milk… 

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