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Brussels sprouts: It’s time to eat the leaves

September 24, 2015 It’s mid-September — and time to prune off the tops of the Brussels sprouts growing in our garden. more »»

Glorious summer romano beans

September 17, 2015 Most Americans buy green beans that are cut in 2-inch lengths from the frozen food section, or from a can. Many are even unfamiliar with wax beans, green beans yellow cousin. more »»

Three late summer berries

September 3, 2015 Yes, school’s about to start. Strawberries and blueberries have come and gone, and raspberries are on the wane. more »»

Fresh, glorious summer snap beans

August 13, 2015 Fresh beans, a popular crop among home gardeners, are glorious proof that summer is truly in full swing. They come in many varieties, colors, and sizes; green and wax, bush and pole. more »»

Summer is time for salads

July 23, 2015 Salads of fresh garden greens are a special treat this time of year. Eat them as fresh as possible. Harvest lettuce, spinach, arugula and other fresh greens as close to mealtime as possible. more »»

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June 18, 2015 It’s June. School will be out soon, and summer’s just around the corner. The Saranac Lake Farmers Market opened for the summer season on June 6 — the first Saturday in June. more »»

Parsnips: An undiscovered spring treat

May 14, 2015 Generally we think of root vegetables as a fall crop. In our area, they're dug up in October or November, before the ground freezes. more »»

New Year’s brunch — in the comfort of your PJs

December 31, 2014 An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. more »»

Daikon, the Japanese radish

December 4, 2014 The Thanksgiving holiday is over, and the garden harvest is complete. One of the last vegetables we dug up before the ground was covered in white were our daikon radishe. more »»

Throwing Concord grapes into the mix

October 9, 2014 In October the grape harvest reaches its peak and a rich, punchy scent permeates the air at farmers’ market. more »»

Tsimmes: Special treat for a sweet Rosh Hashanah

September 25, 2014 The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, began on Wednesday and ends Friday. According to our calendar it is the year 2014, but according to the Hebrew calendar it’s the beginning of the year 5775. more »»

The sauce that makes your salad sing

August 28, 2014 Homemade dressings have great fresh flavors! This is why many four-star restaurants have begun mixing salad dressings right at the table. more »»

Beet greens: another summer superfood

July 24, 2014 Once upon a time, beets were lonely outcasts, humble and reviled. But times have changed. Beets are everywhere lately. They’ve experienced a revival. more »»

What’s new at our farmers market?

July 8, 2014 Have you been to our Farmers’ Market this summer? You can find me most Saturday mornings at our village Farmers’ Market in Saranac Lake’s Riverside Par. more »»

Radishes are great, both raw and cooked

June 26, 2014 Most Americans have only had radishes raw, stirred into a salad. Some love the crispy crunch. Others find their sharp zing too spicy. If that is you, try cooking them to mellow their flavor. more »»

Summer is jamming season

August 15, 2013 It’s summer. Strawberries are past peak, but blueberries, cherries, currants and raspberries are ripe for the picking. Peaches are available at farmers markets. more »»

Go clean for Earth Day

April 18, 2013 You may have heard the terms “clean food” and “clean eating.” Just what do they mean? More than 40 years ago, the ecology movement gave birth to Earth Day as a way to promote environmental awareness. more »»

Easter eggs

March 28, 2013 Easter is a harbinger of spring. Our mountains are still clad in their winter coat of white, but days are longer, snow is beginning to melt, and maple sap is running. more »»

Fight the cold with stews for Winter Carnival

February 7, 2013 It’s winter. It’s cold. After a day of busy outdoor carnival activity, a hearty stew will warm you up and nourish you. more »»

‘Under the Sea’ themed foods for Carnival

January 31, 2013 Under the Sea — this year’s Carnival theme — brings to mind submarine sandwiches, mermaids, starfish, octopus, coral reefs, all types of seafood and fis. more »»



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