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John Yanga's Roasted Chicken and Veggies

John Yanga’s Mixed Veggie Platter with Chicken

One challenge when you’re blessed with access to plenty of fresh local vegetables is what to do with them all. How do you prepare them in a way that brings out their flavors and makes everyone want to eat them? Vegetable farmer John Yanga has spent a lot of time pondering this very question.

Kathi Langelier’s Fire Cider

Fire cider has all the fiery flavors, including hot peppers, horseradish, garlic, and ginger, to name a few. Add the sweetness of honey and the tangy bite of apple cider vinegar and you will be sold! It is perfect when it’s really cold outside and you need your insides warmed and your body energized. Continue

Vegan Raspberry Brownie Ice Cream Bars

I often get requests for recipes that are less reliant on butter & eggs, and that are gluten-free, so I wanted to come up with a fun plant-based recipe that would be refreshing for these sweltering heat waves we’ve been having, and also gluten-free. (And not require an ice cream maker since I don’t have one!)

Strawberry Cream Puffs

My Grandmother’s Strawberry Cream Puffs

When I bite into a strawberry cream puff, I am instantly transported to summers at my grandmother’s house in Nova Scotia. Continue

Greens and Feta Pie

We’re always told we need to eat more greens and this pie is packed with an assortment of spinach, chard, dandelion greens, lambsquarters, and fresh green herbs. Continue

Wheat Berry Salad

Sylvia Davatz’s Wheat Berry Salad

Sylvia’s wheat berry salad is a flavorful and nourishing expression of her belief in the importance of self-sufficiency. Continue

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Rhubarb Cardamom Rose Upside-Down Cake

Who doesn’t love a good upside-down cake? It took me a while to hone and tweak this one to perfection. I wanted a cake that wasn’t overly sweet, in other words something I wouldn’t feel guilty eating for breakfast. Or as a friend pointed out when she taste-tested it, more of a “tea cake” then a “cake cake”.

Niki Jabbour’s French Carrot Salad

Winter gardening can provide a much-needed way to bring joy and color into our lives. Learn more about this and enjoy a delicious recipe for carrot salad. Continue

Daniel Mays’ Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

No-till farmer Daniel Mays shows how he prepares a Roasted Root Vegetable Medley, a delicious fall comfort dish that’s easy to make and nutritious. He also discusses his farming practices and what goes into growing great vegetables. Continue

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