National Can-it-Forward Day is August 17th

Posted August 8, 2013

Even though I grew up in a canning household, I’m still a little intimidated by the process. The concept of Can It Forward Day is something I can totally get behind as a learning (and eating) opportunity! If my sister…

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Orange Vanilla Simple Syrup

Posted September 29, 2012

Homemade simple syrup is the home cook’s secret weapon. A little sugar, water and fruit infusion is so simple to make and will knock the socks off your friends and family. I have several syrups in my fridge at any…

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Giardiniera – Italian Pickled Vegetables

Posted August 16, 2012

With another monthly food swap on the calendar, Tara got busy creating an updated version of one of her childhood favorites:  Italian pickled vegetables.  She took a store-bought family staple and made a delicious homemade replica that I know would…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam & a “Swapiversary” Party

Posted June 13, 2012

I’m thrilled to help Boston Food Swap celebrate it’s one year mark on June 21, which they’ve aptly dubbed the one year swapiversary.  Organizations like this,  founded to give local food lovers a place to swap abundant homemade, homegrown or…

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Fava Bean Spread with Mint & Preserved Lemon

Posted May 24, 2012

Last month Tara introduced us to  Boston Food Swap,  an organization she co-founded that lets local food lovers swap abundant homemade, homegrown or foraged food.   At this month’s event  she swapped homemade batches of fava bean spread.  She tells…

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Ramp Pesto and Pickled Ramps

Posted April 26, 2012

Looking for some new twists this ramp season? Thanks to our new contributor Tara, we are now well versed in a pickled and pureed version of this early spring vegetable that let us savor it for much longer. She makes…

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