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Blackberries

It's Blackberry Season!
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Fiddlehead Fern

Sautéed Fiddleheads With Garlic

 
The immature shoots of a particular North American fern. They are a little sharp and delightfully crunchy if not overcooked. They should start to make an appearance at local stores and markets. Look for them!
 
 
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Meat is Soooo Boring!

     The typical American meal is a meat centerpiece with a couple of vegetable side dishes, one of them usually potatoes. The side vegetable portion is usually about three ounces. There are really only six or seven types of protein (with some subtle variations) to choose from and the standard Midwestern diet relies almost entirely on three or four. There are countless types of vegetables. We've relegated the largest portion of our foodstuffs to an afterthought on our plates
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Brown Rice Risotto with Apples

It was pointed out to me that this risotto recipe was missing the rice. That seems unfair. Here is the completed recipe. A hearty dish for a chilly winter evening.
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If you have a root cellar.....

Rutabaga and Pear Bake
 
We are deep in to storage vegetable season. This is a rich and comforting side dish. and could easily be made with apples.
 
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