Enjoying the last weekend of summer

It’s the last weekend before school starts and the town is empty. Everyone is enjoying their last trip to the beach and their backyard barbecues before picking up their backpacks filled with supplies and heading off to school. Enjoy the wonderful weather, all you Clean Food Club readers, and when you get back, you’ll have…

Which came first?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It is an age old, seemingly unanswerable question. But for me, the origins of my interest in cooking started with the egg. When I was young, I can remember my mother cracking an egg into the pan while I stood nearby holding the spatula. “Listen for the…

Strawberry Ice Cream (and other summertime recipes)

Summer is my favorite season. I love just about everything that grows in this season, flowers and food alike. For the last couple of months, Stearns Farm CSA includes fresh flowers every week, so I’ve been cutting 25 blooms every other week to take home. They’re included in my share so I don’t have to…

Garlic!

This weekend at the Natick Farmers Market, every vendor table had bunches of garlic for sale. I’d been desperately seeking out overwintered garlic the past few months, but no one had any left. Overwintered means living matter that is stored or lives through the winter, such as plants or animals, and in this case it…