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Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/30 at 05:56 PM
Early this May we purchased a square raised container to plant peppers and tomatoes. We would much prefer to compost and till our own plot of land, but we live in a rental townhouse, and so our humble front porch garden will have to suffice this year.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/28 at 06:56 PM
At Cow-A-Hen Farm in Mifflinburg, Bill Callahan believes animals were given legs for a reason.
Posted by Greg Petersen on 06/28 at 07:28 AM
Great Documentaries, Great Music, and a Great Celebration
Posted by Jessica Reilley on 06/25 at 09:24 AM
This nutritious one pan meal is provided by Jessica from Gilbertsville, Pa.
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Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/24 at 08:55 AM
A traditional chocolate cake with fluffy white frosting is a fine dessert choice, but during the month of June, why not choose a seasonal strawberry shortcake cake?
Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/23 at 08:33 AM
This simple summer salad combines tender spinach leaves and fresh sliced strawberries with a sweet dressing and crunchy sunflower seeds.
Posted by Brittany Trott on 06/22 at 09:12 AM
A raw food diet includes more than just carrot and celery sticks. Rather, envision a pile of raw zucchini noodles topped with garlic scape pesto, bell peppers, and sesame seeds. Or how about a kale salad with Thai curry pineapple crème, sugar snap peas, and green onions?
Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/21 at 09:49 AM
Strawberry season is a short one. Or perhaps it’s no shorter than blueberry season or blackberry season, but because the strawberry is my favorite fruit, its season just can’t be long enough.
Posted by Whitney on 06/17 at 02:08 PM
WPSU & the Committee for the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair are producing a special episode of the popular Our Town series, Our Town: The Grange Fair. Production for this program will take place throughout the fair, August 26 – September 2, 2010, and we want you to be a part of the show!
Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/17 at 09:26 AM
Root vegetables aren’t just consumed during cold weather. The radish is a root vegetable that is available in Pennsylvania during the months of May, June, July, and September. It is during these warm months that the crop is at its sweetest.
Posted by Brittany Trott on 06/17 at 09:21 AM
The North Atherton Street Farmer’s Market has been in the works for years and, finally, it is a reality. The market provides customers another location (in the Home Depot parking lot) and another day (every Saturday) to buy local foods.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/14 at 04:05 PM
Asparagus and peas are quintessential spring produce options in central Pennsylvania. Both are available at your local farmers market through June when corn and cucumbers will take their turns.
Posted by Ted Liberti on 06/11 at 01:43 PM
As promised in the last edition of our wine blog, I want to share with you additional considerations to match wine with food successfully. Remember that the key is “balance” so that neither the food nor the wine overpowers the other. Additional elements to consider are:
- Pair ‘chewy’ meat with tannic wines
- Pair salty foods with sweet or high-acid wines
- Pair fatty and oily food with high-acid wines
- Match or contrast flavor characteristics of the food and the wine
Posted by Brittany Trott on 06/10 at 09:56 AM
It started as a simple apple farm, but today Harner Farm has over 100 acres of apples, peaches, sweet corn, Christmas trees, and pumpkins. Watch the video and find out from Chris Harner, third generation farmer, why it is so important to buy local.
Posted by Brittany Trott on 06/10 at 07:46 AM
Last week my mother and sister visited State College, and we agreed on two criteria for our Thursday evening dinner: it had to taste good, and it had to be local.
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