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Posted by Emily Reddy on 07/30 at 03:01 PM
Every Friday evening my housemate Kristen brings home a wooden crate overflowing with fresh-picked vegetables. This cornucopia is not from the grocery store.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/29 at 03:34 PM
It’s time to celebrate the farms, markets, restaurants, and businesses that make up our local food system. Local Foods Week begins Sunday, August 1st.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/28 at 09:19 PM
Some people love summer for its long, leisurely days. I love it for its abundance of local fruit.
Posted by Jessica Reilley on 07/26 at 03:00 PM
This light, creamy dressing is great not only on cabbage and coleslaw, but also on salads and fresh vegetables, like cucumbers.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/23 at 10:33 AM
Tomatoes come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and flavors. But you may not know this if you’ve never looked beyond the supermarket display.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/21 at 12:24 PM
Looking for a simple compliment to a summer cookout? Try chopped fresh broccoli, sweet cranberries, and crunchy toasted almonds tossed with a tangy buttermilk dressing.
Posted by Will Nichols on 07/20 at 11:02 AM
Every community has recognizable houses, families, buildings, and businesses that provide unique charm. In Huntingdon, Brenneman’s Meat Market is one such institution.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/17 at 10:00 AM
Don’t you love Saturday mornings? When mugs of coffee and magazines replace alarm clocks and commutes.
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/15 at 03:34 PM
Literature has Romeo and Juliet. History has Antony and Cleopatra. The food world has wine and cheese.
Posted by Bianca Barr on 07/15 at 02:45 PM
Frank Trovato grew up watching his grandfather make wine in his basement. Though other family members took up the winemaking tradition, Frank went a different route.
“Frank’s more of a beer drinker,” said his wife, Maureen.
But a day spent at WPSU’s 2009 Wine Celebration put Frank on a course toward greater wine appreciation.
Posted by Bruce Pincus on 07/15 at 09:09 AM
We all know the scene: that special bottle of wine comes out of the cellar for everyone to see. The bottle is presented and the label is scrutinized. The smiles appear on all the faces confirming the expectation is that it will be a delicious wine. Anticipation of opening the bottle mounts and then you hear that all familiar sound … SNAP! The screw cap has been twisted and the wine is ready to be poured.
Hey – wait a minute! Hold on there! Where’s the “pop” of the cork? You mean this is a screw cap wine? C’mon, it can’t be any good – it’s a screw cap.
… Au contraire!
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/13 at 02:15 PM
Planting and nurturing your own food can be hard work—especially from a canal boat.
Posted by Jessica Reilley on 07/12 at 03:45 PM
We received about half a pound of garlic scapes two weeks ago from our CSA. Even though I’ve seen and heard of scapes, I wasn’t sure what part of the garlic plant the scape came from.
Posted by Whitney on 07/09 at 03:48 PM
After posting a comment on the Facebook event page for the “Our Town: Grange Fair” television program, we’ve seen MANY responses from folks who want to share their stories in the video! The stories that make the best television pieces are those that are unique and that focus on a specific topic or aspect of the Fair. I look forward to hearing many more stories!
Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/09 at 02:00 PM
Green beans are sold canned and frozen year round. But you can find cartons of fresh whole beans at your local market now through September.
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