16: Kate MacLean, Longest Acres Farm

Kate and her husband Nick have a familiar farmer story. Tired of working in office jobs, they visited Kate’s farming cousin in the country and fell in love with the lifestyle of hard work, fresh air, and a direct connection with animals and the environment. They haven’t looked back...

Schnitzel: Local Meats Make Smashing Meals

In mid-October of 2017 we visited Portsmouth, New Hampshire as part of our “Anniversaweek.” For our special dinner out, we booked a table at The Black Trumpet on the suggestion of a friend — and former resident of the city. She is also friends with the chef, and highly...

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Adapted from the Moosewood Restaurant Equipment 9-inch round cake pan Sauce pan and stainless steel bowl OR microwave-safe dish Cake 1 ½ cups unbleached white flour ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup sugar ½ cup organic canola oil 1 cup brewed...

Wilted Cucumber Salad

This Korean side-dish is cool and crisp, a great accompaniment to any spicy meal. The recipe may seem complicated, but the steps are quite easy and this dish can be prepared with little effort while you are making the main part of the meal. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 5-6 small...

Sautéed Kale with Balsamic Vinegar

This easy side dish is a great way to hike up the nutrient content of any meal without adding extra calories. You can also substitute other hearty greens such as collards, spinach, bok choi, or chard. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 2 large bunches kale (or other greens) 1 large white...

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

I first had this dish when Josh made it for his pre-Thanksgiving party. It was so easy and delicious I had to make it again a week later. It’s a great twist on traditional mashed spuds – the perfect way to perk them up for the holidays. Serves 4-6,...

Thai Butternut Squash Curry

This is a fabulous recipe that works well served over basmati rice and with a nice cold beer. One can eliminate the seafood altogether—or replace with tofu—for a vegetarian version, although I personally have never tried it this way. This is adapted from a Nigella Lawson recipe, and you...

Savory Vegetarian Gravy

A holiday hit that will please vegetarians and carnivores alike! Makes approximately 2 quarts of gravy. Primary Ingredients: 6 cups vegetable stock (if buying prepared broth, get a low-sodium or no-sodium variety) OR 6 cups water and 2-3 vegetable bullion cubes (no-sodium variety) 1/2 cup good wine (white or...

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Kale

Adapted from this recipe posted on the Old Shaw Farm blog. When we tried the original recipe I found the sauce a bit too rich. Cutting back on the peanut butter should help. This dish is fairly simple and a great way to get more kale in your diet!...