Asparagus and Potato Flatbread

Two months ago, I traveled up to Southwest Harbor, Maine to film a vendor to be featured in a new The Clean Food Club video (video drops in a couple weeks!). I had never visited that part of Maine before so I did some exploring. I stayed at the Aysgarth Station, which prepared a beautiful…

Baked Salmon over Orange Maple Beets and Carrots with Quinoa

Oakdale Farms in Rehoboth, MA, grows produce all year round. They have cold frames and indoor gardens through the winter, so the beets and carrots that I bought yesterday at the Natick Farmers Market were just picked. Cold frames are covered structures that use solar energy and insulation to create a warm environment for plants. They are…

The Team Behind “We Grow Microgreens”

The sun is beaming during the magic hour through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the kitchen, giving a warm glow to every living thing it falls on: the people, the dogs, the microgreens. Leaves and stems spill over the sides of dozens of trays of microgreens, lining the shelves of metal racks snaking their way through…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

There’s one more week left in the outdoor Natick Farmers Market, but already more than half of the vendors have moved inside. Today was cold and windy, just like the week that came before it. The vendors are still selling all the fall veggies, and it’s amazing to see kohlrabi, cabbage and kale, that first appeared in the spring, come…

Great grilling for the long weekend

Labor Day weekend is the last weekend that can feel like summer, and I like to spend as much of it outdoors as possible. There are several beaches within an hour of my house, and my dog loves to hike the many trails outside of Boston, so we keep busy. The cool breeze that’s been blowing…

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…

Community Supported Agriculture

I just picked up my first CSA share of produce from Stearns Farm in Framingham, MA, and I’m trying not to panic. Four heads of lettuce, spinach, cabbage, bok choy, scallions, garlic scapes: This is exactly what I got last week at the market. I had bought a similar basketful from the Natick Farmers Market,…

Natick Community Organic Farm

It’s 7:40 am and there’s heavy traffic as I drive through the town center of Natick, MA. Once I drive through the throng of cars waiting to cross Rte 9 and hit the Mass Pike, the town is peaceful. This is the only time that Casey Townsend, the Assistant Director at Natick Community Organic Farm, can…

More Orange Roughy, Please

I grew up in a family of self-proclaimed “foodies.” They watch cooking shows, read cookbooks for fun, and eat like it’s their job. My mother is an incredible cook, and her talent seems to have been handed down to each of my siblings in different ways. One of my brothers is a master in the…