16 January 2014 A Basic Caprese Salad

The middle of winter is not necessarily when you expect to find tomatoes, is it?  These, though not vine ripened, did actually grow on a farm in Massachusetts. They are Ugly, an apt name for this variety, and they were delicious! Basic Caprese Salad Ripe tomatoes, washed and sliced at about 1/4 inch Fresh mozarella…

13 January 2014 Roasted Root Vegetables

We visited a local market, Idylwilde Farms in Acton this week – one of my favorite places to go. It is a place where high-end food products and wines can be found right next to the most beautiful produce imaginable. Our challenge this week was to find locally grown produce and, despite the fact that…

04 Jan 2014 Kale Chips

We finally got an opportunity to visit the Chelmsford Agway Winter Farmer’s Market this weekend.  Not only was a great excuse for breaking out of the house after the end-of-week snowstorm, it was reinvigorating to visit with and buy from local farmers and businesses. And it was the perfect catalyst for getting both Adrien and…

08 Jan 2014 My Own Greens and Sweet Potato Soup

Is there anything better than a nice hot soup on a wintry evening? I don’t think so.  Another item we picked up on our visit to the Chelmsford Agway Farmers’ Market was sweet potatoes. Not the beat up ones you see in big box food stores either. These were inspirational. And that’s how the idea…