Winter Squash Butter

Japanese pumpkin

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup mashed squash pulp (see Cook’s note) 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey; or 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon fresh orange or lemon juice (orange is sweeter) 1/2 teaspoon ground sage (optional) Salt to taste PREPARATION In a small saucepan combine [...]

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Fruit Soup


Recipe from Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, preferably white 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup orange juice 1/2 cup cherries, pitted and cut in half 1/2 cup peaches in bite size chunks 1/2 cup [...]

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Apple Mint Salad


Adapted from Chef Eric Skokan INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons lemon juice 1 quart water 2 apples 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup finely slivered mint leaves Salt to taste Lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish PREPARATION In a medium sized bowl, mix lemon juice with 1 [...]

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Chioggia Beets and Wine

chioggia beets

Adapted from INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound of beets, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces (yields approximately 1 cup) 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice (cara cara or tangelo will work nicely) 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon [...]

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Maple Orange Roasted Root Vegetables

Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 4 cups assorted root vegetables cut into 1-inch chunks (carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips, yams, potatoes, sweet potatoes) 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon grated orange zest PREPARATION Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk together oil, maple [...]

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Get Fresh with OJ

valencia orange

Orange juice has been breaking American fasts since the Jazz Age; it’s as American as apple pie. Recently author Alissa Hamilton, a Food and Society Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, has been punching holes in our orange juice cartons. In her book Squeezed: What You Don’t Know about Orange Juice, Hamilton [...]

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