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Food Forum

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News, recipes and ideas
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Freshly dug potatoes taste best

We haven’t had a real frost yet, but the garden has slowed down enough that we’ve finally gotten around to digging potatoes.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Freezer pickles a treat that will last all winter

When January winds blow the snow around one’s house, cracking open a jar of homemade pickles or locally grown peaches is sweet revenge.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Tomato bounty yields sauce

Dropping in on a homemade tomato-sauce making operation.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Winter squash brings a lot to the table

Lots of varieties, lots of ways to eat them.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Swedish pancakes roll up around many types of fillings

When my friend came home from a year in Sweden, she brought Swedish pancakes with her.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

These kids love vegetables from garden

Some people have rabbits and woodchucks sneaking around backyard carrot, green bean and broccoli patches. My friend Betsy has two rascals who make regular visits to her Niskayuna garden.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Kale soup, enjoyed in New Bedford, offers taste of Portugal

If you are a food adventurer, it’s time to sail beyond the fried clams, lobster and stuffed quahogs.
All you have to do is take a short detour to New Bedford, Mass.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Italian, German touches give potato salad fresh new taste

But now, the revelation has come. And so has inspiration from Italy and Germany. My new summer potato side dishes have dropped mayo from the cast and promoted vinegar and olive oil to starring roles. The result is a tangy and lighter-tasting potato salad.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Roasting brings out deep flavors of vegetables

Mid-summer and vegetables are at the height of flavor and freshness.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chard on the table

Chard comes in all kinds of beautiful colors — yellow, pink, bright red — and tastes best when young.

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