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Busy in the Kitchen for the Holidays

Between special meals and homemade gifts, we’re busy in the kitchen this holiday season. Click on photos below to read more about the recipe behind the image.  Happy Holidays! Read More!  Check out the following past posts to learn how … Continue reading

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DIY Maple Sugaring

Up here in Vermont, our temperatures have begun rising above freezing during the day and falling below 32 degrees at night.  That means it’s sugaring season!  Though specialized technology and expensive equipment have been developed to help large sugar-makers boost their production of luxurious … Continue reading

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Drink for Good Health

When it comes to drinks, I think I’ve found a match made in heaven: I call it Elderberry Kombucha Tonic. I’ve been enjoying sips of Elderberry Syrup all winter long, especially when I feel a twinge in my throat or … Continue reading

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Maple Sugaring from Scratch: Sumac Spiles

Last year I had a lot of fun experimenting with maple sap in the kitchen.  We made sap tea, sap beer, sap poached sweet potatoes, sap soda, and maple baked beans… mmm!  I had borrowed buckets and spiles from neighbors … Continue reading

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Get Well Soon: Chicken Soup and Elderberry Syrup

It’s that time of year when many people are wondering: is that achy throat, dripping nose or sneeze a sign of sickness to come?  Whenever I feel like I might be getting sick, I turn to Chicken Soup and Elderberry … Continue reading

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A Short and Sweet Week of Sugaring with Students

I learned an incredible amount from coordinating The Somerville Maple Syrup Project, but in the end, too many of the lessons were about testing my limits and endurance.  This year, however, I was thrilled to be in Vermont and be … Continue reading

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