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Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Cauliflower Puree and Pan Roasted Vegetables

By Jan Buhrman

I made this recipe with my son a few weeks ago and since then he has texted for the recipe several times. This little video is for Oliver (and you!). I hope the photos help you remember so you can make it without a recipe. Oliver loves to cook and does so with thoughtfulness...

Tu B’Shevat

By Jan Buhrman

January and February are good months to begin planning our gardens. What would you love to add to your landscape this season? I am looking at hazelnut trees. My friend Caitlin from Mermaid Farm said that “whatever you do, only order American, as the European Hazelnut Trees are subject to blight.” I love Fedco...

Indian Cauliflower Soup (Gobi Ka Soup)

By Jan Buhrman

Soups, on the other hand, are full of all the nutrition and sustenance you need to not feel depleted or deprived. The rage recently was juicing, but juicing takes out all the fiber, not that that is bad, but in the winter, we want that fiber and warmth! Foods like to be whole. Fruits and...

Brussels Sprouts with Grapes.

By Jan Buhrman

Our family loves Brussels sprouts. When my kids were  little, I would take requests for the upcoming week’s  dinners ( NO mac n’ cheese Or chicken fingers!) Brussels  Sprouts were always top on the list. I can’t believe that I  never thought of putting grapes or apples in them as I was  sure that...

Quick Pickled Peppers.

By Jan Buhrman

We pickle a lot of vegetables in our kitchen. We have a policy that nothing goes to waste and that means when there is abundance, we get to pickling.It is a very tasty way to preserve food when it is at it’s peak and enjoy a few days or weeks later.We pickle everything and...

Chicken Island – Coop de Ville: Part Two

By Jan Buhrman

Read Part One A Few Terms to Understand About Chicken-Raising Here is an outline of farmers who raise chickens and sell eggs.  There are many growers and I do certainly know many of them, these are the larger egg producers that I am familiar with. The farmers I know who are feeding their chickens...

Chicken Island – Coop de Ville: Part One

By Jan Buhrman

I am one of the leaders of Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and on August 4th, Slow Food MV will host The Coop de Ville Tour. This is the celebration of the local egg and chicken-raising on Martha’s Vineyard. We at Slow Food MV believe that what we do best is to bring educational experiences...

GMO Breakdown

By Jan Buhrman

The most dangerous threat facing our food supply is Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). GMOs are the result when scientists take the DNA of one species and force it into the DNA of another. Food is taken from its most natural whole state and turned into a science experiment. Scientists have created many genes that...

Synthetic Organic?

By Jan Buhrman

I have a friend in Washington DC who is a whistle blower and a policy analyst at the EPA and he sends me emails everyday. I found his most recent message regarding the new proposal about synthetic methionine in organic poultry production both interesting and utterly annoying: The USDA will publish on February 6,...

No Poison Served…

By Jan Buhrman

I was in my son’s high school this week and I noticed a person drinking a diet soda. I became irritated that we allow this in schools. I remember my days when I was a school teacher and teachers smoked in the school lunch room and all around the school grounds. In only 15...

Ambassador, Crusader, Rebel and Lunatic Farmer

By Jan Buhrman

Joel Salatin with one of his flock Joel Salatin is a rebel with a cause, a lobbyist against “food laws and bureaucratic decisions for the food industry that don’t make sense.” He is one of the most influential farmers in America. He is an advocate of holistic, natural farming and a crusader of being...

Lamb: Raised in Confinement

By Jan Buhrman

Sustainable farming is all about making choices to produce wholesome, healthy products that people can enjoy without sacrificing the welfare of animals or the health of the environment. Most modern farming practices focus only on reducing the costs of production and ignore the costs to the livestock, soil, air, water, and human health associated...

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