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Saturday in June

Rhubarb + Strawberry Pops @lclarke522

I visited the farm, made some delicious ice pops, and took about a million photos of the process (because cooking is so much more fun when there’s a camera in one hand and a wooden spoon in the other).

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Favorite uses for rhubarb


The boys and I went to the farm on Saturday, and it turned out it was their opening day.  I think we may even have been their first customers.  There wasn’t much set out in the shop just yet, but I did pick up some fresh rhubarb. My plans for this batch? I’ll chop it […]

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Sure they’re pretty, but now what?

Heirloom Tomatoes

Nobody in my house likes tomatoes, including me.  Can you believe it?  Every year I walk past the heirloom tomatoes at the farmers’ markets and think, “those are beautiful, but it would be pointless to bring them home with me.” This year is different, because this year I have read Animal Vegetable Miracle, and in […]

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This is their lumber store

From across the street

This morning I got my first taste of Farmers’ Market Season.  My regular markets haven’t opened yet, so I went to one that was new to me. This is the third summer that I’ve frequented the local markets, and I remember that first season, when the boys liked to tag along.  Eamonn, in particular, liked […]

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Jersey Fresh for the Summer


The NJ Department of Agriculture’s website has a comprehensive list of neighborhood markets by county. For the last two summers, I found myself referring to that list frequently to find a convenient market for a last-minute produce run. This season, I realized a visual representation would be more helpful to me, and on the off […]

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Wineberry Crisp


The lure of the Jersey Fresh fruit was just too strong to let me be lazy for very long today. It compelled me to clear off the kitchen counters, unload the dishwasher, re-load it (thereby freeing up some sink space), clean off the table, and give everything a good wipe down. Once that was done, […]

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