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Recipe of the Week: Cool summer suppers

It’s sooooo hot outside, who can think about turning on the stove to make supper? Not me. I have been thinking hard about dishes that I can make without heating up the kitchen with the oven or with pots boiling on the stove.

I have written about what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers, but what about leftovers from summer holiday meals like the Fourth of July or Labor Day?

Recipe of the Week: Blueberry time is here

Local and regional blueberries have arrived, and they are looking good. “Our blueberry crop looks amazing,” confirms Amy Manoff, who owns Manoff Market Gardens & Cidery in Solebury with her husband, Gary.

If you have been visiting your favorite farmers market this month, chances are you have seen representatives of Bucks County Dairy Promotion scooping out ice cream as a reminder that it’s time to celebrate the dairy products we enjoy every day.

Even though Father’s Day didn’t become a national holiday until decades after Mother’s Day, it’s just as an important a time to remember the other person who helped raise the kids in the family.

The Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market opened with a bang last Saturday with more vendors than ever before, the crowning of the Bucks County Dairy Maid and free ice cream.

I am a big fan of cooking once and eating twice, but how about firing up the grill and cooking enough meat and poultry to make dishes to last all week long?

Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the summer grilling season with hamburgers as the main dish of choice on many menus. But there is nothing that says it has to be that way.

I knew that Mother’s Day was fast approaching when I saw a homemade sign advertising local rhubarb on the back of a farm truck. Follow that up with local asparagus being harvested, and finally with …

Recipe of the Week: Enticing enchiladas

Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday on the Mexican calendar, but North Americans look forward to it as it’s a reminder to indulge in some of our favorite ethnic foods.

Recipe of the Week: Passover begins

Passover began Monday and ends Tuesday, April 30, meaning there are plenty of days and nights to dine on many traditional dishes of this important Jewish holiday. The list of traditional foods is …

Recipe of the Week: Outdoor markets return

It’s almost transition time for some local farm markets as they switch from winter hours and products to the fresh springtime harvest, locations and times. Among those is the always popular …

Gone are the days when most homemade suppers featured a standard serving of meat, vegetable and starch.Those still happen, of course, but interspersed with them are pasta dishes, hearty soups, …

Recipe of the Week: Vanilla still reigns

For as long as someone has been making lists of national and international food favorites, vanilla has been at the top.It always comes as a surprise to fans of chocolate, but America and the world …

Years ago I interviewed a local candy vendor who told me that his customers shopped at his store twice each Easter season: when the holiday candy first appeared on the shelves to eat immediately, …

Recipe of the Week: Easter side dishes

Ham, lamb, beef and sometimes turkey are the favorite entrees for Easter dinners here in the Northeast. Pot roast and pork chops are favorites in the South, while vegetarians have their own …

It might seem a little early to talk about spring salads, since the season doesn’t arrive for almost a week. But some local farms are ahead of the curve by growing vegetables in high tunnels.

They say that everyone is a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, but regardless of whether that is true, everyone can eat like an Irishman. Traditional Irish cuisine is hearty, healthy and filling, perfect for a blustery March day.

Recipe of the Week: Sustenance for the soul

I attended a funeral recently, which got me thinking about funeral food. The funeral was to celebrate the life of a woman who had lived a long and fulfilling 98 years. And although her family will …

In winter, with no fresh fruits and vegetables in season locally for inspiration, it can get difficult to conjure up ideas for dinner. Those in search of dishes appropriate for Lent’s meatless …

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