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Recipes for the season: Classic Ratatouille

by guest blogger Martine Bertin-Peterson, I return from my weekly trip to the Doylestown Farmers Market with my basket overflowing with fresh produce, much more than I can possibly consume in a few short days. That...
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Bucks Food Calendar: Sept 11, 2017

You know when you wake up chilly and the last thing you want to do is get out of bed? That's me all throughout the fall season and into winter. Fall is in the air,...
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Recipes for the season: Zucchini and basil velouté

by guest blogger Martine Bertin-Peterson, Zucchini, that summer garden staple is just about ready to pick — or to buy at market. We all know zucchini in its tried and true forms — zucchini bread, grilled zucchini, fried...

Recipes for the season: Spring Pea Soup

by guest blogger, Martine Bertin-Peterson, Maybe our local peas aren't coming up yet, but one still yearns for them this time of year. Anything green. So here are two lovely, bright spring soups featuring the...

Maple syrup season in Pennsylvania 2017

This is the first of a two-part series about local maple syrup—which is rare in these parts. Next month we'll visit Winfield Farm in Tinicum Township, Bucks County. by guest blogger Carolynn Fedor, When Jim Myers...

Recipes for the season: Duck Confit

Editor's note: I've always been a bit intimidated by French cooking, especially confits, which sound so mysterious. But Martine Bertin-Peterson makes it all so easy. Here is her recipe for Duck Confit, served with...

Recipes for the season: Wild Mushroom Bisque

by guest blogger, Martine Bertin-Peterson, As the weather gets cooler, my go-to dinner is often a hearty soup and a winter salad. Sturdy vegetables available in the late fall and winter such as squash, root...

Recipes for the season: Tomato Pineapple Salsa

By Chef Rich Baringer, I love combining ingredients that many people don't think as going together. I really enjoy sweet with salty or spicy. Since tomatoes still seem to be in full supply, I thought that I'd...

Recipes for the season: Financiers aux Courgettes

by guest blogger, Martine Bertin-Peterson, This past weekend, I needed to bring a tasty potluck dish to a picnic. Although many guests bring the usual salads and other dishes requiring cutlery, I always opt for...

Veggie tips: the good, the bad and the ugly

By Chef Rich Baringer, With farmers' markets bursting with the best of Bucks County, many of us are getting our share of the great veggies grown in our area. Buying these tasty, nutritious local foods is...

Recipes for the season: Grilled Watermelon with Balsamic Reduction

By Chef Rich Baringer, While the calendar says it's September, it's still summer for a while. And even though the days of fresh watermelon are numbered, they aren't over yet. So why not try a different...
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Pennsylvania is packed with produce

Shopping local is one way you can give back to the community and support your area's farmers. You might know that agriculture is Pennsylvania's largest industry, but did you know that there are more than 1,000 farm markets...

Recipes for the season: Roasted Red Pepper Soup

by guest blogger, Martine Bertin-Peterson, During the dog days of summer, I gravitate to chilled soups as starters. This chilled red pepper soup is a delicious and welcome alternative to the more predictable gazpacho. I...

Recipes for the season: Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Raisins

By Chef Rich Baringer, Whether you go to farmers' markets or belong to a CSA, Swiss chard is available all season long—from spring through fall. So that leaves (pun intended) us with the question of what...

Recipes for the season: Asparagus Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, Boy, I love asparagus, especially this time of year when you can find fresh, local spears that taste so good.  Asparagus is such a versatile ingredient — you can sauté it, steam...
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