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Usher in summer with homemade popsicles! There's no need to go out and get high fructose corn syrup-laden store-bought popsicles with no trace of real fruit. Healthy, local fruit popsicles are a cinch to make! All you need is some fresh farmers' market fruit and a popsicle mold.* Image from This Rawsome Vegan Life HOMEMADE LOCAL FRUIT POPSICLESadapted from This Rawsome Vegan Life 1 3/4 cup milk (the original recipe calls for 1 can of coconut milk, but you could try yogurt, local raw milk, or even homemade nut milk!)1/4 cup raw cane sugar (or other sweetener, try local honey or maple syrup!)Assorted fresh, local fruitOptional: Finely chopped mint, lavendar, basil or other herb of choice...
from the FarmPlate Kitchen You'll need a reliable crust recipe for warm weather baking, one that comes together easily and bakes tender and flaky. This recipe relies on a few tricks to achieve that: a little cornstarch, vodka and lemon juice all work to keep the dough tender. Rolling the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper makes it easy to transfer. For super-juicy fruits like cherries or berries, sprinkle 3 or 4 tablespoons dried, unsweetened tart cherries in the bottom of the tart before adding the rest of the fruit.     For the dough:2         cups King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour2         tablespoons cornstarch...
The 90-plus degree New York City weather didn't stop shoppers from picking up fresh food in the city's Tribeca neighborhood this Wednesday. Shoppers who could have easily slipped into the air-conditioned sanctuary of Whole Foods (a mere block away) were opting instead to support local farmers and bakers and stock their baskets at the Tribeca Greenmarket. The quiet, family-friendly market is located on Greenwich Street, between Chambers and Duane Streets, adjacent to a usually busy playground. It’s open year-round on Saturdays; it's also open on Wednesdays from April 7 to December 22. [caption id="attachment_4251" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Red and Yellow Swiss Chard from Alex...
from the FarmPlate Kitchen Back in 1986, Pretty in Pink star Molly Ringwald revealed to fans that her favorite pig-out food was raspberries. We hope that hasn't changed—and these easy cupcakes are the perfect nosh to enjoy while watching the John Hughes' film classic. We use Charlotte's Nitty Gritty cornmeal here. It's well worth making the effort to seek it out. The corn is grown and ground in the Champlain Valley, and the flavor is round and almost sweet. You can buy cornmeal and cornbread mix directly from the producer online or at the Waitsfield Farmers Market on Saturdays. You can also find it at select area food stores. 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup...
It's brutally hot all over the Northeast from now to the weekend. How are area raspberry lovers dealing with the heat? Berry fanatics are simply setting the alarm a little earlier so they can get up and pick a flat or two of perfect, juicy red berries before the sun gets too high in the sky. Luckily there's no rain in the forecast since wet weather wreaks havoc on raspberries, causing an icky white fungus to spread through the thicket. Fresh raspberries are very, very perishable. When picking in hot weather, you need to cool berries as quickly as possible. Drive straight home from the farm: Fragile berries are like pets—you should never leave them in a hot car. Once you're home: • Spread...
The shutters are off the camp windows, the lightning bugs will soon be out in full force and the lake temperature is already 58 degrees. The long days of summer are here. This is no time to be fussing with tricky or sticky pie dough. Yet there's a whole progression of summer fruits and berries to be picked, each one begging to be baked into pie. Right now there's rhubarb in the garden, and once that gets too woody the strawberries and cherries will be ripe and ready. Then raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and gooseberries come into play before the plums show up. A free-form tart, sometimes called crostata or galette, is the perfect way to show off summer's best, and it's quick to mix...