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Simple Recipes

Ah, what are local, seasonal foods without wonderful, simple recipes to make them into delicious meals?! The following is our growing list of recipes made from local, seasonal, and organic foods. Enjoy!


Homemade Pizza From Scratch

Homemade Pizza From Scratch


How To Dry Tomatoes, Peppers,

and Other Fruits and Vegetables


Mom's Chiles Rellenos

Mom’s Chiles Rellenos


Whole Wheat Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil

10 Quick Sustainable Meals


Rhubarb Recipes


 Matt’s Roasted Beets And Beet Green Soup

Matt’s Roasted Beets & Beet Green Soup

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Currant Scones

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Currant Scones

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Recipe: Winter Vegetable Stock (& Mirepoix)

Winter Vegetable Stock (& Mirepoix)

Savory Winter Squash Casserole

Savory Winter Squash Casserole & More Squash Ideas!

Mmmm Lemon Custard!

Lemon Sponge Custard & More Lemon Ideas!

Good Local Winter Meal

Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

Simple & Spectacular Homemade Applesauce

Simple & Spectacular Homemade Applesauce

Luxurious Homemade Butter

How To Make Homemade Butter

Winter Squash Souffle

Delicious Winter Squash Souffle

Delicious Hot Buttered Rum

Homemade Hot Buttered Rum

Simmering Cranberry Sauce

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Best Pumpkin Pie I've Ever Had!

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Potato Leek Soup
Potato Leek Soup


Delicious (& Mild) Red Tomato Salsa

Easy Baked Potatoes & Tomatoes, Apulian Style

Easy Baked Potatoes & Tomatoes, Apulian Style

Yogurt Pancakes

Scrumptious Melt-In-Your-Mouth Low Fat Yogurt Pancakes

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Winter Veggies

How To Roast Vegetables Simply

Homemade Biscuit

Matt’s Flaky, Tasty Biscuits

Mmmm... Tayberry Cobbler

Matt’s Easy and Oh-So-Tasty Berry (or Sliced Fruit) Cobbler

Polenta With Tuscan Vegetables

Polenta With Tuscan Seasonal Vegetables

Trenette Genovese

Homemade Pesto, Beans, & Potatoes (Trenette Genovese)

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