The CSA weekly box...

farmers marketBeginning with the first week of June, we pick up a weekly box of vegetables (and sometimes fruits) at our local farmers market. We've joined the CSA program from VanHoutte Farms in Armada, MI – a family farm located only 30 miles...

Chocolate Raspberry Tart...

There are actually TWO seasons for raspberry here in SE Michigan, which makes me very happy. Summer berries ripen from early July until August, and I can sometimes find a few from local farmers. Fall berries, though, are more plentiful around here. From late August right up until the first frost...

Strawberry-Vanilla Butter...

You don't have to make huge batches of jams or pickles. Take this example: in a small batch, Strawberry-Vanilla Butter uses only 1½ quarts of berries, and yields 3 half-pint jars (plus a bit extra for toast or snacking.) You may double the recipe, if you wish a larger batch: the jars...

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