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Sample recipes from Food to Live By

Shiitake Vegetable Stock

You’ll find this vegetable stock to be more full-flavored than most, thanks to the shiitake mushrooms. If you prefer a less earthy taste,...

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Emerald Green Pesto 

Every summer my family makes huge batches of pesto that we freeze to enjoy later in the year. With a supply always on hand, it’s easy on ...

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Ginger Carrot Soup

The natural sweetness of carrots spiked with orange, ginger, and a whisper of nutmeg makes this soup beautifully delicious. The carrots g...

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Homemade Creme Fraiche

Crème fraîche is thick, heavy cream with a slightly tart taste. It makes a delicious substitute for whipped cream on fresh fruits, pies, ...

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Farm Stand Greek Salad

Traditionally, a Greek salad is a mix of tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, onions, and feta cheese—but no lettuce. Of course, at our Farm Stan...

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Classic Red Wine Vinaigrette

It’s worth keeping a bottle of this tasty salad dressing on hand. It enhances, without overwhelming, delicate greens and can also stand u...

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Roasted Balsamic Artichoke Bottoms

It’s not surprising that artichokes are a local favorite, especially since Castroville, the “Artichoke Capital of the World,” is right up...

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Lemon Vinaigrette

Drew and I are lucky to have Meyer lemons growing in our backyard, so they are a main ingredient in our family’s everyday “house dressing...

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Grilled Vegetable Lasagna with Emerald Green Pesto

When the crispness of autumn begins to chase away the summer heat, it’s the perfect time to make vegetable lasagna. While warm-weather ve...

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Farm Stand Marinara Sauce

When tomatoes are at their peak and prices are low, it’s time to make a big batch of marinara sauce for the freezer. Having a supply of m...

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Maple-Brined Pork Chops

Brining is the secret to making lean pork flavorful and juicy. Soaking pork chops in salty water infused with spices and sugar tenderizes...

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Stir Fried Chicken with Broccoli, Yellow Bell Pepper, and Zucchini

Brilliant green broccoli, yellow bell pepper, and zucchini turn ordinary chicken breasts into a colorful one-dish meal. The trick is to c...

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Make Ahead Gravy 

Getting a turkey dinner on the table can be stressful enough without having to make gravy at the last minute. Even though this gravy can ...

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Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Spinach, Parmesan and Fennel

My family loves meat, but I make it a point regularly to tempt them with tasty vegetarian meals. Portobello mushrooms, with their hefty s...

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The Original Morning Glory Muffin

Who can resist a cinnamon-scented muffin bursting with fruit, carrots, coconut, and nuts? We have our own chef Pam McKinstry to thank for...

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Earthbound Farm Ginger Snaps

I came up with this ginger snap recipe when Drew and I were first married. We love the crackly crunch of the sugary crust that gives way ...

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