Cookbooks: Not Just for Pressing Tofu

The number one thing I use my cookbooks for is pressing my tofu. Years ago, I learned that if you really want to have a nice, dry, springy cube of tofu (which I do), you should let it rest for a few hours, topped with some heavy books. The heaviest books I have just...

Howe Meadow Vendor Applications Open January 10th

Applications for Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow will open THIS FRIDAY January 10th and remain open until February 13th for returning vendors and February 27th for new applicants. Join a community of people committed to local food and agriculture and...

Another Day Another Daikon

If it wasn’t for Larry at Infinite Garden, my experience at the grocery store the other day would’ve been just ordinary. Because of Larry, the beautiful produce he grows, and the kind and thoughtful way he answers my questions, my exclamation of...

What the Heck is Celeriac

Have you ever felt adventurous enough to purchase a vegetable you weren’t familiar with and attempt to cook it? I did once, and I don’t regret a thing. I know all about celery (hellooo ants on a log), but have you heard of celeriac? It’s a variety of...

Thanksgiving: local or bust

I’m not a very good cook – I’m mediocre at best, but Thanksgiving has always been a time for me to get in there and get adventurous. I’ve done things like try a new stuffing recipe, foolishly buying fresh bread the day before and then realizing...