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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...

Jeweled Rice or Wedding Rice

By Jan Buhrman

Middle Eastern/West Asian cooking, specifically the Iranian culinary style, is unique to Iran but has naturally been influenced by neighboring regions at various stages throughout its history. Due to the fact that Iran was formerly known as Persia, cuisine from the region is alternately referred to as Iranian or Persian. When I serve this...

Salade Juive ( Moroccan Confit Of Tomatoes and Peppers with Coriander ) or Shakshouka

By Jan Buhrman

This is one of my favorite recipes. I am not sure if it is because of the story of how it came to be or if it is because it just so flavorful. It is a perfect when you are gathering the last of the tomatoes and peppers and can be frozen for several...

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...

Turkey: Farm To Table

By Jan Buhrman

Seventy years ago, turkey breeders changed the way they raised birds. The trend began with breeding turkeys to have large breasts and small legs. These birds could grow to full size on less feed and in half the time as the old-breed turkeys – this leads to turkeys being raised cheaper, faster, and (I...

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...

Heritage Breeds

By Jan Buhrman

Heritage breed pigs come from bloodlines going back hundreds of years when livestock were raised on multi-use, open-pasture farms. Pigs were once owned by small farms everywhere. As they helped forage and clear land and were fed whey from the milk product of cheese, they were a part of the natural cycle of the...

Sweet Potato with Caramelized Onion & Herbs

By Jan Buhrman

We had a farmer friend, Sean Stanton from Blue Hill Farm in Western Massachusetts visiting last night. We invited a few farmers and neighbors, pulled out a whole leg of pig, picked some wild watercress, and made this sweet potato dish. For dessert I made a batch of ginger cookies and the kids rolled...

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,...

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