Author Archives: taidinnan

Winter Recipes

I love cooking in the winter.   Darkness comes early, leaving plenty of time for food prep before I get hungry for dinner.  Warmth and good smells contrast with the brisk cold outdoor air.  And the final result is a … Continue reading

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Better Bitters

Our pantry, freezer, and fridge are stocked with organic whole foods.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have access to such high quality ingredients, many originating here in Vermont and some from around the globe.  Cooking everything from scratch (and barely … Continue reading

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Quick, before the deep freeze!

From afar, it may seem like I’m completely on top of my house + garden chore list.  In reality, things are never quite as perfect as they seem in blog posts.  Though I’ve already switched gears from harvest season to … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Holidays, Naturally

The holidays can be a time of crazy consumption, extra trash, and lots of spending. OR, they can be an opportunity to celebrate nature’s wintery beauty and pour positive energy into homemade gifts made for loved ones. Yesterday’s new snowfall set … Continue reading

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Recycling a tree, Saving a species

My latest contribution to the Charlotte News: Vermont Tree Goods recycles largest elm in an effort to save species Tai Dinnan | Contributor Vermont Tree Goods supervised the taking down of The Vermont Elm, the largest elm tree in the … Continue reading

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November in the Garden

*Note: In light of the election results, seasonal rhythms, gardening, and food might seem unimportant.  My thoughts: to most effectively champion the causes we believe in, it is crucial that we stay grounded, healthy, inspired, and strong.  When we take … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Season Recipes

It’s the end of the growing season, but it isn’t quite time to rest.  With the bulk of our harvest frozen, canned, dried, and fermented, it’s time to deal with the left overs: the harvest that didn’t get processed during … Continue reading

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