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grilled local carrots with pesto and cheese

Guest Recipe: Grilled Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto

I have the distinct pleasure of living in (and eating with) a community of exceptionally good cooks. We have THE BEST POTLUCKS.  And if someone is sick, bereaved, or has a new baby, they’ll be blessed with weeks of the finest take-out and ready-to-freeze meals you’ll never see at a restaurant. So it follows that these […]

cast iron pot and spoon

Risotto with Sausage and Swiss Chard

I love the process of making a good, creamy risotto: the care and attention required, the aromas, the particular wooden spoon I use, the lessons learned from friends, trial, and error. Risotto is a creamy, complex rice dish that gets its texture and depth from the aromatics (onion, celery, and garlic) developed in the beginning of the […]

local scapes

Garlic Scapes: a Busy Cook’s Best Friend

Attention all eaters and cooks: garlic scapes are your new best friend! These twirly, green, firm-but-not-woody stalks are the blossom end of the garlic plant that farmers and gardeners trim before it flowers, allowing the plant’s main energy to focus on developing the bulb underground for mature harvest. This time of year they show up in our […]

ground cherries

Hot Pepper & Ground Cherry Hot Sauce

Biba Cocina serves “seasonal fare with Latin flair” in an upscale setting in Beaver, PA. You can also catch their new food truck,   The Taco Stop, all over the area. Try this recipe at home with the produce in your CSA boxes! Hot Pepper & Ground Cherry Salsa Print Recipe Sweet, smokey, and savory. Recipe by […]