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December Cookies: World Peace Cookies from Dorie Greenspan

Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/22 at 10:00 AM

Dorie Greenspan is an accomplished food writer and cookbook author, and her World Peace cookies are all over the Internet. (Find out how they got their name here.)

They are French shortbreads with a generous amount of bittersweet chocolate and a touch of fleur de sel (French finishing sea salt) to yield a really intense flavor. Find more of Dorie’s delectable dessert recipes in her book, BAKING: From My Home to Yours.

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December Cookies: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/20 at 03:33 PM

The combination of pumpkin puree and oatmeal makes these cookies nice and chewy. The white chocolate chips are sweet, and the dried cherries are sour. And the spices couldn’t be more festive.

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December Cookies: Rum Balls

Posted by Kristin Camplese on 12/15 at 03:30 PM

‘Tis the season to indulge! Enjoy favorite holiday cookies from Local Food Journey contributors this week and next. And feel free to share your own recipes in the comment section below.

First up: Rum Balls from Kristin Camplese of Cuizoo.

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Five Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 12/12 at 02:58 PM

Looking to buy a holiday gift for that special gardener in your life? Here are five great suggestions:

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Holiday Greetings from the Farm!

Posted by Kim Tait on 12/09 at 12:25 PM

We are home to many local families’ holiday traditions and lasting memories. There is an honesty and simplicity that comes with the annual pilgrimage to Tait Farm. The ritual is predictable, as well as comforting—it often includes cutting a tree, chatting with friends, visiting the Bassets, sipping a cup of tea, and sampling our food products in the Harvest Shop

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Weather Woes

Posted by James Eisenstein on 12/07 at 04:37 PM

For most people, the weather gives us something to talk about besides religion and politics. Bad weather can produce gloom, glorious days joy, rainy spells inconvenience. But really, we live indoors and travel mostly in enclosed spaces, so life pretty much goes on regardless of the weather. Not so for folks who work outdoors. Bad weather means no work for roofers and tree trimmers. Rain means less pleasant work for garbage men and traffic police.

But for farmers, the state of the weather has profound consequences that most people are not even aware of. So read on and improve your comprehension of just what a huge impact the weather has on folks who grow your food.

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Orange Marsala Cranberry Sauce

Posted by Kristin Camplese on 12/05 at 05:28 PM

‘Tis the season for cranberries! Share your favorite recipe this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks.

Continue reading to see Kristin’s recipe for Orange Marsala Cranberry Sauce.

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Winner of the Pear Recipe Contest

Posted by Emily Wiley on 12/01 at 02:40 PM

Congratulations to Sarah Zappe of Port Matilda for her Cream Cheese and Pear Tart! She is the recipient of a $25 gift certificate to Fasta Ravioli Company.

Continue reading to see Sarah’s recipe, as well as Pamela’s Stewed Pears.

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