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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...

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...

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...

Yard Kill

By Jan Buhrman

I was out this afternoon taking my kid to a friend’s house, and as I pulled back into our driveway, I spotted the hawk immediately. His red tail was splayed out in my direction across the ground and I was surprised at his size. He was sitting on top of my favorite egg layer...

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...

North Tabor Farm Shiitake Mushrooms

By Jan Buhrman

North Tabor Farm in Chilmark raises shiitake mushrooms that are truly sustainable. North Tabor grows their shiitake mushrooms on natural hardwood logs in a forest setting. This type of production is called “forest farming” and it has become a popular way of growing shiitake mushrooms in the United States. Forest farming is not a...

Eggs: which to choose?

By Jan Buhrman

Two eggs: both cage free, both organic, what’s the difference? I bought a dozen eggs this week so we would have plenty for Easter. I don’t normally buy eggs as our 19 chickens provide plenty. I was at my local grocery and saw a carton of eggs with a handmade label that said “we’re...

Turkeys & cranberries ~ local fare

By Jan Buhrman

Thanksgiving is a day of mourning for our Native American neighbors. A day to be full of gratitude and celebrate the turkey and the cranberry for many others. I don’t love turkey, but I do love being with friends and family, coming together around the table, and all of us going for walks along...

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