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Maple Sugar Season in March

Warm days and cold nights keep the sap in sugar maple trees flowing. In New England, Native Americans  taught settlers how to slash tree trunks and extract the sap to use as a sweetener. These buckets from a local farm … Continue reading

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Appalachian Apples for All

I’m in the midst of moving to a new home in the Boston area, which means I’ve temporarily lost track of my favorite cookbooks and family recipes. Yet in the midst of filling boxes, I’ve found unexpected treasures like this … Continue reading

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5 Ingredients, 5 Minutes for Cranberry Relish

When the English settlers arrived in Massachusetts in 1621, they found an unfamiliar, low-growing fruit: the cranberry.

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No Crust, No Rolling Pin for Grandma’s Apple Pie

Apples have a long history in Massachusetts because the early colonists brought seeds from England to plant in the new world. The first orchard grew on Beacon Hill in Boston in 1623, now the site of the gold-domed State House … Continue reading

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Waldorf Salad with a Midwest Twist

My summer base in western New York puts me closer to Cleveland than to the east coast, so I have a new radius for recipes to try. Since Empire apples are already being sold at the farm stand down the … Continue reading

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Finish Line of the Pieathlon with Cottage Cheese Apple Pie

Bloggers about retro food unite today under the leadership of Yinzerella at Dinner is Served 1972 to make a pie recipe published before 1985. Each of us found and scanned a recipe and Yinzerella sent us each one to try.

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A Beginner Attempts a Prize-Winning Pie

  Embarrassing to admit, I never baked an entire apple pie before this weekend. How un-American!

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