For Tanya and her family, planting potatoes on their new farm in Vermont is symbolic of the risk they took to become farmers in the first place.
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New potatoes—those dug just a few days before cooking—are a whole different story than the usual varieties you find at the supermarket. They are full of moisture and will cook up very fast. Poke often while boiling, as they will soften faster than you expect.
With everything so new following a big move from Maryland to Vermont, Tanya and her family are adjusting. But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: the tomatoes that peek out in August.
This recipe starts at your local farmers market. Arrive early for the best selection and buy every color tomato available and a few cucumbers. Of course, this salad can be chopped, but the spiralizer is lots of fun if you have one and works great with cucumbers.
The last few weeks of school feel like a race to the finish line—and with so many emotions! Tanya is looking forward to resting—and making popsicles—with her children.
Popsicles are almost synonymous with summer. I recently treated my kids (read: myself) to a new set of colorful silicone popsicle molds. They create the push-up-style popsicle, and I like that they are not made of plastic. Popsicles are super easy to personalize with endless variations. We have made a few batches using our own…
On Lag b’Omer it’s customary to make a big bonfire and grill meat and potatoes. Although they won’t be ready for Lag b’Omer, Tanya and her family recently planted spuds on their farm.
Here is one way we enjoy potatoes on the farm—a roasted potato salad tossed with feta and herbs. Our potatoes will not be ready quite yet for Lag b’Omer this year, but we will be able to pull some green onions and cut some herbs for this recipe. Although it is not prepared on an…
Just when it seemed that winter would never come, winter storm Jonas hit. On the farm, Tanya and her family played outside, enjoyed the quiet and then found a bit of green in the hoophouse.
Boxes of seeds are arriving in the mail now, and winter will not be here much longer. In the meantime, we are still working our way through crates of winter vegetables. We are “picking” sweet potatoes from crates piled in our house instead of the ground. And we are discovering the art of winter bakes…