And for the chilly weather soon to come… vodka-spiked tomato sauce? Yes!

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The final issue of Gourmet magazine, published back in 2009, contained a recipe for vodka-spiked cherry tomatoes. This is how it’s done: take the last of the season’s cherry tomatoes, blanch and peel and toss them in a mixture of vodka, vinegar, sugar, and lemon zest, let them soak for an hour, drain, and you have a clever cocktail hour … Read More

Recipe: Ham Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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1 cup diced ham; 4 medium russet potatoes; ½ bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut; ½ cup sour cream; 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese; ½ cup chopped fresh chives; salt and pepper Bake potatoes until soft. While they bake, steam (or stir-fry) asparagus. Combine asparagus in a bowl with ham, sour cream, ½ cup Swiss cheese, 6 tablespoons chives, and ½ … Read More

Smoked Ham and Bean Soup

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adapted from a recipe by Judy Purcell, author of Serve and Savor (a great holiday gift idea; in store now!) 2 cups dry beans (soaked) 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 stalks celery, chopped 2-3 large carrots, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 to 5 quarts beef broth 2 cups cooked … Read More

Meet customer Sandra Buffington

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FILL IN THE BLANK: WHEN I THINK OF FALL, I THINK OF… Pumpkin pie. I like to get a fresh pumpkin and cook it. That’s the best. To make it into pie filling, you just cut it in half and roast it for 30 or 40 minutes, until it’s nice and tender, and then you mash it up and add … Read More

New vendor to offer banquet of basil

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Nothing conveys summer like the sweet, bright fragrance of basil! Today’s Farm Stand Friday will feature King Basil’s, a local company that grows beautiful organic basil. They sell 12 varieties of live basil plants, handmade basil salt and packaged fresh basil. CLICK HERE for recipe suggestions that include traditional basil pesto and an amazing sounding Italian-style ragu meat sauce! Today’s … Read More

Recipe: Crock-Pot Crazy Pineapple Chili

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You can find many crazy chili recipes on-line, and this is one of them! Ingredients: 20 oz. spicy Italian bulk sausage 1 onion, chopped 1 20-oz. can pineapple tidbits in juice (divided) 2 28-ounce cans seasoned diced tomatoes 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 6-oz. can tomato paste 1½ T. chili powder 4 tsp. ground cumin 2 … Read More