New England Style Clam Chowder with Andouille Sausage, Fresh Corn and Mushrooms

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About a month ago, I had the privilege of meeting Chef Johnny Prep while he was in town to teach local kids how to eat healthy. Johnny brought with him (from Michigan via checked luggage) not one, not two, but THREE different soups for us to try. One of them was a delicious New England style… 

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Chipotle and Adobo Spiced Cocktail Meatballs in a Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Backyard parsley in the morning garden light.  Happy Monday! On one hand, time changes suck. But on the other… it means we get more daylight, and more daylight makes both my edible garden and my backyard chickens very, very happy. We’re all very much looking forward to spring. …

Carnitas Enchiladas with New Mexico Chile Sauce, Queso Fresco and Cilantro

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There are a hundred (too many) recipes for how to make carnitas, and I’ve seen them all. Add orange rinds. Orange juice. Orange zest. Limes. Lime zest. Onion. Garlic. Milk. Sugar. Brown sugar. Cinnamon. Oregano. Cumin. Coriander seeds. Bay leaves. Marjoram. Jalapeno. Serrano. Pasilla. Chili powder. Tomatoes. Salsa. Hot sauce. Condensed milk. Liquid smoke. Garlic… 

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Braised Pork Belly Banh Mi with Garlic Confit, Tart Green Apple and Crunchy Red Cabbage

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Someone should smack me. In my excitement of developing and executing a special banh mi recipe that I could share with my group of food blogger friends, I sort of forgot to leave a sample at home for my husband. I should also confess that because I was running short on time, I also asked… 

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RGB Reads – The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love – Shrimp and Pork Wonton Soup Recipe

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I recently finished a wonderful book called The Dirty Life, by Kristin Kimball. A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only the things that must be done now and things that can be done later. The threat the… 

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September Garden Ratatouille | A Late Summer Harvest

While in the garden surveying the eggplants, the last flower dropped to the ground. It was probably it’s way of telling me that summer was over and the shop was closed. Boo.

Because it was so mild this year, our crops never did well. In fact, we only picked up three eggplants this season. Three. So when two of the three were picked over the weekend, I was bound and determined to make something “special” with them. I had even dreamt of slicing them up, dredging them… 

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Pan Seared Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops

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Today’s RGB photos: the last of the apples and the start of some fennel: Winter apple. Winter fennel. Dog-approved snack. See the half-eaten apple? Pork chops were on sale at the market this week for $1.47/lb. Our 3.85-lb. purchase came with 6 pieces, two of which we immediately pulled out to brine for lunch (the… 

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