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National Potato Day is today, August 19th

Written by Marlen on Aug 19, 2011

August 19th marks the date for National Potato Day.  It’s worth a pause to honor the humble potato. We typically consider its flavor needing improvement, using it solely as the platform for condiments. However there are hundreds of flavorful varieties such as All Blue, German Butterball, Princesse La Ratte, Red Thumb, Rose Finn Apple, Viking Purple, [...]

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Simple Joys of Eating Locally

Written by TENDER on Apr 11, 2011

Tender: A Cookbook Review What do you get when you combine fresh farm-grown food, a commitment to supporting that food, and women with passion? You get Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters, a newly-published cookbook alive with stories, full-color photos, and thoughtful recipes that express the joys of eating locally.  Amber Stott of Awake at the Whisk  shares her experience [...]

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Local Food

Written by Community on Feb 7, 2011

                                     “If you want local food, you have to grow it.”                                                  – Andrew Stout, [...]

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October Journey

Written by Community on Oct 19, 2010

We are now more than half-way into our pledge to eat only unprocessed food during the month of October, and this is what we have learned so far:      What is a habit? What is an excuse? What has been unquestioned? The gift of choosing to participate in October: Unprocessed has given us the opportunity to see where [...]

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Fall Pears and Arugula Salad

Written by TENDER on Oct 11, 2010

Arugula, a spicy salad green also called rocket, is best in the spring and fall. It goes great with pears and this combination makes a simple little salad. Pears, Arugula, Pine Nuts, and Parmigiano-Reggiano Serves 4 to 6 4 ripe Bartlett pears (other varieties are fine as well) Fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper 2 bunches of arugula Extra-virgin [...]

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October: unprocessed

Written by Nancy and Jody on Oct 4, 2010

We met Andrew Wilder at this years’ International Food Blogger Conference  — where we always meet the nicest people — creative, fun, enthusiastic and willing to share. After the conference, Andrew started October: Unprocessed . It is all about eating only unprocessed food during the month of October. What a great idea! Count us in! [...]

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Eating seasonally

Written by TENDER on Sep 13, 2010

                            Eating seasonally really keeps cooking simple.    

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Farmers market fruit makes it more than a wine party

Written by Jody on Aug 30, 2010

 It was such a pleasure to reconnected with a friend after several years and several jobs changes.  What fun that our paths have crossed once again over our love and excitement for food.  Finishing work on a book TENDER: farmers, cooks, eaters with Chef Tamara Murphy and a couple of friends provided a great opportunity to share – she’s [...]

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Time for Peppers

Written by TENDER on Aug 16, 2010

Peppers are definitely the glamour girls of the garden. I love them roasted. Peppers roasted over a fire become sweet and smoky. When they are in abundance at the market, I crank up the barbecue and roast a whole bunch. I like to mix hot and sweet. After the peppers have cooled, I peel them [...]

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Tips from our farmers’ market

Written by Nancy and Jody on Aug 9, 2010

Here are some great tips we love from our farmers, cooks, and eaters: farmer – the Rival apricot is perfect for grilling. Its firm texture keeps it from getting mushy or falling apart when cooked. cook –  You’ll find farmers at the market may have boxes of tomatoes called ‘seconds’ which are perfect for making [...]

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