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Entries Tagged as 'free food'

Recipe mashup (and mixup) yields individual tartes Tatin

October 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

After years of attraction to, but avoidance of, tarte Tatin recipes, I finally gave in the other day so as to use my latest free food—old-fashioned, gritty pears from my neighbors’ tree. Angela & Michael have a prolific pear tree that had been heavy with fruit but was nearing the end of its production. I […]

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Pick a parcel of peppers and put ’em up

September 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Cooking tips, Food preparation, local food

What do you do when someone gives you nearly a peck of (unpickled) hot peppers like these? If you’re like me, you freeze them. (Of course, you could also pickle them.) I no doubt harmed their quality by letting them sit in the fridge for a week, but then I dug in. I washed them, […]

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Apples, apples, apples, and thank goodness

September 26th, 2008 · 12 Comments · Farmers markets, Food selection, local food

The common wisdom is that the fruit trees in this region are making up this year for last year’s noncrop. Apple trees are no exception, sending out vast amounts of fruit, just as the pear trees and cherry trees and raspberry brambles did this year. Sample apples My first 2008 apples, as you may recall, […]

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