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So Many Zucchini

Growing zucchini makes you think…long and hard. What to do with such a prolific plant!  Most of us have our favorite recipes from zucchini bread to zucchini chips and, yes even apple/zucchini pie! Do I want to be bogged down with dreaming up new ways to use th…

How Many Ways Can You Love Blueberries

Blueberries are in and they are as New England as lobster and clams! My biggest challenge is getting to pick them from my own bushes before the birds have breakfast! I could net the bushes I suppose but that takes away from the “look” and glamour of the expe…

Lime Time

Ten Things to do with a bag of limes 1) The juice and zest are great in a dough for butter cookies instead of vanilla extract 2) Marinate chicken and fish in lime juice with chopped garlic, parsley, onion and red pepper flakes 3) Mix the juice with chopped mint and hon…

Savoring and Saving Fresh Herbs

Now is the time to capture the flavor of fresh herbs for (dare I say it) winter cooking. Whether you have an herb garden or buy them at your favorite market, herbs can make the difference in a dish tasting just so so or really full of flavor and we all need a little tasty…

Tips for Eating in Italy

Summertime means travel time for many people and with the dollar strong against the Euro right now, it is an ideal time to visit Italy. One of the things to look forward to is of course the food, local, regional food. Where to eat can seem like a daunting task, given the …