Cinnamon Crumb Apple Pie

I noticed recently a few vendors at my local farmer’s market have started selling apples. Soon, I’ll buy big bushels of the lovely orbs and turn them into jars of apple pie filling. In the

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Blueberry Shortcake

It’s barely September, and I’m already digging into my stash of frozen blueberries. Every year, here’s how the story goes. I pick blueberries with friends sometime around June or early July. Roughly 90% of the

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Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

As Labor Day weekend fast approaches, I realized recently my time spent in front of the grill was nearly non-existent this summer. Where did the time go? It was doing other things besides grilling, I

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Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies

It’s that time of the year again when my farm share basket arrives with a bundle of beets, the greens wrapped together with a rubber band. I’ve cooked the ruby root vegetable in bowling water,

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Refrigerator Dill Pickles

My grandmother is a master of pickle preparation. Many of my fondest memories, in fact, are directly linked to her annual pickling production. In the spring, an army of grandchildren would descend on grandmother’s rural

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