Deborah DeBord

A Winter Farm Interlude—with Spinach

A Winter Farm Interlude—with Spinach

Happy Spring, and welcome to the start of our blog for 2020! Like many farmers across the country, we're excited to begin the new season. And with it comes new posts, recipes, and ideas for enjoying the best of what's to come, or even what's here now. To start us off...

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Preparation: Roasting Garlic

Preparation: Roasting Garlic

Garlic responds wonderfully to slow-roasting in the oven, losing its ornery pungency to become a sweet and mellow creature. Here is an easy recipe from Deborah DeBord.  —Mi Ae _______________________________ Roasted Garlic When too many heads roll. Cut ½ inch off the...

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Summer Salad Tiny-Home Walkabouts

Summer Salad Tiny-Home Walkabouts

We first built these as a salad course for a terrace grill. We served them on a large ceramic platter and noticed that folks were dipping into the ingredients to build seconds. The amblers were artful at handling a drink and a toasty handful while chatting. Upon...

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Dreaming of Pesto—from Cilantro!

Dreaming of Pesto—from Cilantro!

When we mentioned cilantro pesto on one of those occasions of abundant herbs, someone asked, "What the heck do you do with it?" Dot it on a cornmeal crust as the base for a Mexican-style pizza. Use it as the binding sauce with basil pad thai noodles and shrimp. Make...

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Cutting Corn Off the Cob

Cutting Corn Off the Cob

Now is the moment when fresh sweet corn is piling in almost faster than you can eat it. You've been waiting for it all year and you're gorging yourself silly on it, but are you starting to wonder how you can keep up? Deborah DeBord has a few tips for getting corn off...

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Barn Bits:  Picked at the Peak

Barn Bits:  Picked at the Peak

­CSA members might find something puzzling at their harvest pick-ups these days. It very well could be an unfamiliar type of produce...that Sputnik-looking kohlrabi thing? A handful of something called tatsoi? An enormous, all-at-once amount of basil? Rather than...

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Spring CSA: One Woman, One Story

Spring CSA: One Woman, One Story

Welcome to Spring! After a long, hard winter, it's truly a relief to feel warmth seeping into earth's bones and emerging as life irrepressible once again. With spring's resurrection of a lush growing season ahead for most of the country, I'm happy to announce renewed...

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