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Thanksgiving tips

(My daughter, Emma, tasting.)


Here are the tips in no particular order —

1-Include what local food you can. This is an intuitive move, as it’s the season when classic Thanksgiving foods have arrived — apples, winter squash, turkey and more. I have lots of […]

Rescue Thanksgiving Recipes

My mom, daughter and me.

A three generation Thanksgiving 7 years ago

Everyone asked for these early….I’ll post ’em again…. Enjoy friends, family and the best of the harvest. (Recipe links in grey)

Turkey Rescue Roasted Turkey with Gravy About Local and Sustainably Raised Turkeys

Cranberries Double Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Root […]

Steve's Sweet Potato Surprise Pie

My lifelong passion for pie, start up stores with fun food themes, and my local library miraculously converged in one recipe last month.

Like so much tasty food invented by great home cooks, this pie is really an amalgam of recipes, re-imagined with gusto by local librarian Steve Stover.  It’s a buttery crust, topped […]

Rancho Orgánica excéntrico (y delicioso)

Rancho Toyan , right outside of San Miguel, Mexico,is primarily a vineyard. But Maya Lucus, of La Bodega Organica, drove me there to  check out their Michoacán style 80 peso buffet ($6), prepared with food grown and raised on the ranch, as well as to shop at their staggeringly aesthetic organic market.


Potato Foccacia

Last of the local potatoes anyone?

This is a lazy person’s pizza, made with store-bought dough, last of the local potatoes and coarse cornmeal from a regional CSA. It’s a starch lover’s dream come true; potatoes and bread, seasoned with dried Italian herbs from the garden and a touch of local cheese. (I […]

Join us for a farm to table talk.....

Scan down this link for a free copy of my Massachusetts Farm to School Cookbook, which was distributed to every district in the state. It has more than 50 USDA approved recipes using farm fresh foods, lots of tips on how to prepare them and an addendum for […]


A bowl of Phở. Breathe in before you begin.. (Thursday nights in the winter at The Meat Market. Call first to confirm!)

When I was young and living near Manhattan’s Chinatown, I fell in love with cheap Asian food, devouring pork buns on my way uptown to cook elegant lunches as […]

A Walk on the Wild (and cultivated) Side....

See the cowboy in the distance? A walk around the lake in San Miguel, Mexico took us past a local farmer, tending his diverse livestock — sheep, goats and cows.

This was my 3rd visit to the organic farm, La Trinidad, over several years. The first time I visited, […]

The Saturday Market

Everything I love and hate about the local food movement is rolled into this Saturday market here in San Miguel, Mexico.

Joy — an organic market!  When I first came to this town, 30 years ago, most of the food vendors where not producers, but middlemen, just as they used to be back […]

Food for all!


2012 Berkshire Thanksgiving Dinners, Free and Low-Cost

Those of us who can savor Thanksgiving together are lucky. Learn more about food security for all! Link

Thanks to Judith Lerner of the Berkshire Eagle for these……

Salvation Army (413) 442-0624 300 West St., Pittsfield; turkey dinner with all the trimmings […]