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Warm Winter Salad!

Even in the dead of winter sunchokes (also called Jeruselam artichokes) are available locally. The are a tasty marriage of waterchestnuts and waxy potatoes. Reheated this makes a great brown bag lunch.
 
 
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Maple Syrup Tart

Our friend Christina discovered that the ingredients for the "Maple Syrup Tart" on page 157 of the book are missing. That is unfortunate because this is a great and very simple recipe. Here are the ingredients that go with the directions. This a great alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving Maple Syrup Tart 1 recipe basic pie dough (see appendix) 1-1/2C maple syrup1C heavy cream1/4C cornstarch1/4C cold water1/2C chopped pecans or walnuts Prepare pie dough a read more
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Try Something New!

I have a pair of upcoming demos at local DC farmer’s markets. I am amazed at the reluctance of many people to try something new. This often means that many farmers are reluctant to grow something unusual for fear of not being able to sell it. The chief joy of a good farmer’s market is finding a yummy treasure to bring a little flavor and variety to your life. The more variety you embrace, the more variety you can expect. One step would be to buy my book but in addition I of read more
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Farm Fresh Flavors

     The book is finally out and available at stores and on the web. It has been an 18 month project to see it in print and I believe it is a great tool for the home cook to discover the beauty of cooking with fresh local ingredients. Even a bad cook could find something to prepare and I challenge anyone who is uncomfortable cooking to pick up a copy of the book and start to cook. If we are ever to get away from breakfast, lunch and dinner that is served up as a commodit
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