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Some Dishes go with Everything

Dear Nidobak(friends), Whenever the sun is out and you are, too, it is time for a party. You can be as formal and fancy as you’d like or keep it totally simple. I put some ideas... — Updated 07/15/2017

 

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The old adage "the more things change, the more they remain the same" has rarely been truer. So many ways to prepare things, all trying to be so different. Okay, so we give this a t... — Updated 05/12/2017

 

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You may feel differently but I think this winter went quite fast and was so mild. It was a good year for zogalosobonek (maple sugar, sap or syrup). Even just a little in a recipe... — Updated 03/13/2017

 

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On cold winter days I always think of how hard it must have been for our ancestors who lived in inhospitable lands, how they struggled to keep warm and find food. I dare say they... — Updated 01/9/2017

 

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Greetings Nidobak! I hope life is going well for you. Harvest should be in, the kids happily back to school and everyone who likes to cook is in their kitchen. I like to stay... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

End of Salsa Time

I just blinked for a second and summer disappeared! Now, we have to think about school lunches, hay harvesting, all things ‘fall-ish’. That’s all right, every season has its own positive notes. There is a big ol’ movement... — Updated 09/9/2016

 

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Dear Nidobak, The glorious time of year we wait for is here and we can revel and play in this warmth and sunshine! So many foods we grow are now ready for us to pick, prepare and... — Updated 07/19/2016

 

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Nidobak (Friends), Spring makes me happy and I dare guess most of you readers as well. Foraging is an ongoing endeavor so it is time to focus on planting so foraging can always be... — Updated 05/14/2016

 

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Dear Friends, I hope this winter is going fast for you as it seems to be here in the Northeast U.S. Either that or I have been rushing about too much. From everything I've been... — Updated 03/24/2016

 

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Kway, kway, Nidobak (Hello friends), When the weather gets really cold and frigid, my thoughts go to Mexican food of the American southwest and comfort food in general. HOMINY SOUP... — Updated 01/17/2016

 

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Kwai, Kwai Nidobak (Greetings Friends), How does time fly? I have no idea but I do know that it is Harvest Time and it brings a lot of work and happiness as well. Bushels of vegetab... — Updated 09/10/2015

 

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Now is it, now is our time to breathe in the aromas and bathe in the sunshine. Sure, there will be lots of time and occasions when the weather is perfect and cooking outside is no... — Updated 08/1/2015

 

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Dear Nidobak, I do believe we have made it through another nasty, hard, mean and clingy winter with our optimism still in place! There are still a few foods that are universal,... — Updated 05/12/2015

 

Spring: A season to be grateful

Dear Nidobak, It is now early spring “wskizigwaniwi” a season we are all quite grateful for, I’m sure. There is nothing like hope and sunshine to put a smile on anyone’s... — Updated 03/21/2015

 

Time to Stay Inside and Get Things Done

We Abenaki call January Alamikos, Forgiveness month. February is Biaodagos or literally, falling in pieces branches moon. Personally, together I would like to call January and Febru... — Updated 01/17/2015

 

Yum and Double Yum!

Hello Dear Friends, I have missed you, here it is Fall already! We have not had snow yet, but are nearly knee-high in leaves. This was a bountiful year for some things. We are fortunate to have many chestnut trees on this property... — Updated 12/4/2014

 

Abundance and Beauty Reign

Abundance reigns, beauty as well! With so much fruit and produce available now, I have so many choices to pick from to write about. I got to thinking about another time in my life a... — Updated 07/23/2014

 

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Dear Nidobak (friends), I’m sure we all were thinking spring would never come this year after such a cold, mean and tumultuous winter, one of the worst ever. A couple of nice... — Updated 05/25/2014

 

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Gezandami Nidobak (Dear Friends), It is the time of the cracking trees, I can hear them right now. There will be major cleanup this year. As you all know, the big push is on food... — Updated 03/15/2014

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!  Now we can tell our stories and hunker down inside, warm and cozy.  I hope you are hungry, too.  I think a lot about comfort food now because it is slow f... — Updated 01/19/2014

 

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Dear Friends, Well, here comes Old Man Winter yet again, but, what if it is really Old Woman Winter? That changes things. I think a woman might be pleased to have time inside to... — Updated 11/23/2013

 

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Taking Advantage of Popular Farm Stands Dear Friends (Nidobak), This summer has been very lush and beautiful as a growing season, all the trees even seem taller and fuller. Farm... — Updated 09/28/2013

 

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Dear Nidobak, I hope summer is finding you happy, healthy, and ready to say “yes” to any and all social invitations. Bring an “easy to make” summer salad. You probably have... — Updated 07/27/2013

 

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Dear Nidobak (Friends), Although it is slow this year, Spring is here. Maybe not every day, but most days. We can at least get busy cleaning up and planting precious seeds. We can... — Updated 05/25/2013

 

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Parsnips are little ivory white root vegetables that I believe are under appreciated. They are good in soups and stews, of course, but very good in the recipe below. We have... — Updated 01/19/2013

 

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