Asparagus

Asparagus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar In Maine, we have enough strawberry and clam festivals to pack the summer calendar. So it makes perfect sense that in Stockton, California, people celebrate the incredible and versatile asparagus at an annual asparagus festival, complete with a Chef of the Fest competition, an asparagus-eating contest, and a Spear-it Run. While we don't have a festival devoted to asparagus, we do want to highlight this remarkable and very popular vegetable, which is at its best locally in early to midspring. Asparagus is one of...

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Spring Tarts

Stonewall_StrawberrySourCreamTart Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Sweets made simple with strawberries and key limes Strawberry Sour Cream Tart - Coastalhg.com - Photographed by Jim Stott Two delightful spring fruits have no culinary connection to each other, but we are going out on a limb and featuring both of them anyway! Each speaks to the freshness of spring in color and taste, and both make wonderful desserts. The tiny, bright, and remarkably flavorful key lime and the luscious, ripe strawberry are two of nature’s finest accomplishments. Peak season for key lime...

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Apples

Stonewall_ApplePie Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar The New Englander’s favorite fall and winter fruit Photographed by Jim Stott   The apple crop is the quintessential New England harvest. Although not native to North America, the apple represents all we hold dear about life in the United States. “As American as apple pie” says it all. Food historian Constance J. Cooper says settlers carried seeds from Europe to North America. In 1625, William Blaxton, an Anglican priest, planted New England’s first apple orchard on land that became Boston’s Beacon...

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Best Burgers Ever

image4 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar PERFECT PATTIES FOR GREAT SUMMER COOKOUTS Photographed by Jim Stott Everyone loves burgers…well, almost everyone. And if you don’t eat them, you will wish you did when you see burgers like these! While going vegan would be easy for us on most days, most of us would cave immediately when a big juicy cheeseburger hot off the grill comes into focus. There is nothing better than a perfectly cooked burger, especially in summer, when the weather allows wonderful options for grilling outdoors.

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Slow Cooking

Roasted Vegetables Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A simple cure for a snowbound weekend Written by Jim Stott and Jonathan King    Photographed by Jim Stott Many of our most treasured recipes for slow cooked foods are old New England favorites. Jim and I thoroughly enjoy the slow cooking process almost as much as the finished product. And it is no wonder: is there anything better than cooking during a blustery, windy, damp or snowy winter weekend? We are positive that early Americans knew exactly what they were doing. With no...

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