Mango Cashew Chicken Recipe

Mango Cashew Chicken Recipe

B etter than takeout. There’s nothing fried, and no MSG, or HFCS’d (high fructose corn syrup) included. And then we add the mango because mangos are extremely delicious this time of year. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil (sesame oil is good here if you have it) 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped…

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Harvesting Lettuce & Spinach

Harvesting Lettuce & Spinach

When it comes to greenhouses, I am a newcomer. For years, I have eschewed the technology, but after a spring like this, “I am a believer!” We have taken a beating from the weather this spring and our planting windows have shrunk considerably.  I know I have a relatively short memory (comes with age), but…

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Collard Raab & Garlic Recipe

Collard raab? What on earth is that? Known also as rabe, this spring delicacy can also come from cabbage, kale, and broccoli. Raab is the result of over-wintered plants in the brassica family flowering and sending out their seed shoots. The result is a tender green superfoodx100. Raab is most tender before its florets burst…

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Living a Giving Life

Living a Giving Life

I have been thinking about the act of giving. Giving is an opportunity to participate in making some thing, some place or some one’s circumstances better than could be accomplished by itself. Giving requires sacrifice, a lot or a little, but you have to be willing to deny yourself something in order to give. This…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Rhubarb & Strawberry Lemonade Makes around 8 cups of Lemonade We’ve used raw honey here, but you can also replace it with raw cane sugar or grated palm sugar or maple syrup. 4 cups (1 lb.) rhubarb, chopped into 3/4-inch pieces 2 cups (12 oz.) strawberries, divided in half 3 inch ginger, peeled and chopped…

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Spring

Spring

This week, it looks like we are going to have a decent stretch of good weather and every farmer is going to be hard at it working the ground. As much I try every year to get ahead of or prepare for the farm season, I never feel that I am quite ready for it…

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Baby Broccolini with Tangerine Sauce

Baby Broccolini with Tangerine Sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients: Coarse salt 1 bunch baby broccolini, just the ends of the stems trimmed Zest of ½ a tangerine (about ½ teaspoon) 1/2 cup fresh Murcott tangerine juice 2 shallots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes (optional) Grated parmesan cheese (optional) Directions: 1.   Bring a large…

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

The sun peeks out from behind the clouds and I can’t help but get in the spirit of celebration of a new season. It’s time to set aside the stew pot and rev up the salad spinner. I don’t know if this happens for everyone at the turn of each season, but every fall I…

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