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Local Food Journey

Fridays Mean Vegetables

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. 

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Central PA Local Foods Week

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.

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Local Food Journey

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

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.

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Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw

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.

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Heirloom Tomatoes

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.

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Broccoli Salad with Cranberries and Almonds

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.

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Local Food Journey

Brenneman’s Meat Market in Huntingdon

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.

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Simple Saturday Morning Frittata

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.

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A Match Made in Heaven

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.

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News

Winemaking Opportunity to Support WPSU

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.

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Food and Wine

Pop the Cork – or Snap the Cap!

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!

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Local Food Journey

Slow Food on a Slow Boat

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.

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Garlic Scape Pesto

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.

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Our Town

WPSU Excited to Receive So Many Great Stories Through Website

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!

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Local Food Journey

Slow Cooked Green Beans

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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