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Food & Drink

The Perfect Holiday Bread Recipe

December 6, 2018

Are you looking for a new recipe to impress your family this holiday season? Or perhaps you’re in need of a new gift idea for coworkers, teachers, and the alway busy this time of year mailman. This recipe for Pain d’Epices is the perfect choice! You can capture the warm and joyful spirit of this…

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Thanksgiving Traditions, Memories, and Celebrations

November 22, 2018

The holiday season is a time for family, food, friends, celebrations, and reminiscing about beloved traditions. To get in the spirit, we’ve asked a few members of our CGP family to share some of their favorite holiday moments. Maybe they’ll spark nostalgia or perhaps give you new ideas to try, either way, we wish everyone…

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Fat is NOT the Enemy: Why What You Think You Know Is Harming Your Health

November 21, 2018

For decades, we’ve been told that fat is the enemy, that it is harmful to our health and well-being. But the reality is, fat, or certain types of fat, when incorporated correctly into our diets, can actually have powerful health benefits. Take it from Domini Kemp, who for years avoided fat but loaded up on…

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Bring on the Brews this Thanksgiving

November 19, 2018

After spending the day cooking up a storm in the kitchen you’re bound to work up a thirst. While your grocery store wine may suffice, why not whet your palate with something a bit more exotic? From cider to sangria to a soda brewed with pine, we think these will be the perfect libations for…

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Thanksgiving Takes an Adventurous Twist with This Foraged and Fermented Menu

November 15, 2018

From gathering items from the woods during your morning walk to using homemade chevre in your risotto to fermenting your own bubbly, there’s something about working for your supper that makes it so much more delicious when you finally get to tuck in. If you’re looking to really earn your Thanksgiving dinner this year, then…

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Show Stealing Desserts for Thanksgiving Celebrations

November 13, 2018

It may seem as though Thanksgiving dinner gets all the attention what with the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, but the reality is, dessert is where it’s at. Warm apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese (don’t knock it till you try it!), perfectly moist cakes with delectable frostings, pumpkin cheesecake…we could go on…

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A Twist on the Traditional New England Thanksgiving Feast

November 9, 2018

If you’re looking for something new and different to serve this Thanksgiving, Chef Evan Mallett of the Black Trumpet restaurant in Portsmouth, NH has some ideas. From his book, Black Trumpet, Mallett has selected three traditional, New England-inspired dishes that are sure to add some new flavors to your Thanksgiving feast. These recipes are adapted…

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Elevate Your Thanksgiving Side Dish Game

November 7, 2018

Thanksgiving is a time for tradition, but are you tired of the same old side dishes taking up space on the table? Have you had enough cranberry sauce and stuffing that you can’t even look at them anymore? If you said yes, then your taste buds will be overjoyed with these wonderful new recipes from…

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Tired of Turkey? Four Ways to Spice Up Thanksgiving Dinner

November 2, 2018

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means. It’s turkey time! Or maybe not? If you’re looking to spice things up for this year’s holiday feast we’ve got you covered. From a delectable pork tenderloin to Spicebush Goose, these recipes are sure to delight everyone at your table. Even those passionate…

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DIY: Make a Self-Watering Planter

October 31, 2018

Whether you live in a four-season climate or a small apartment in the city, fresh food at your fingertips is easier than you think! Just follow the directions for this self-watering growing container and you’ll have an abundance of produce in no time. The following is an excerpt from Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The…

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RECIPE: Roasted Root Veggies with Pomegranate Drizzle

October 29, 2018

Do you have an abundance of root veggies from your final fall harvest? Are you looking for a new way to jazz them up? Well, you’re in luck! This simple recipe for pomegranate drizzle adds just the right amount of oomph to your go-to roasted vegetable dish. The following recipe is from The Fruit Forager’s…

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Easy Fall Recipes for the Adventurous Eater

October 25, 2018

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to turn, and it’s nearly impossible to resist working pumpkin into every meal. While autumn favorites like pumpkin pancakes and warm apple cider are sure to please, take advantage of the rest of the season’s harvest and try out some new dishes as well. Our…

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RECIPE: Basic Sourdough Starter

October 24, 2018

When your busy schedule keeps you from preparing a nice homemade meal, you may find yourself reaching for one of the many take-out menus in the kitchen drawer. However, with this low maintenance sourdough recipe, you can have a delicious loaf of hot-from-the-oven bread on the table in no-time. Toss together this simple sprout salad…

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

October 23, 2018

Crisp air? Check. Vibrant foliage? Double check. It’s Autumn and that means orchards are overflowing with apples. As we tuck into our first warm apple pie of the season, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on this quintessential staple of the American diet. In the age of industrial food production, how…

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Happy National Cookbook Month!

October 19, 2018

From foraging to fermenting, a good cookbook can be the guiding force that elevates your culinary skills. Draw a little inspiration from our expert chefs, foragers, and brewers and get ready to kickstart your own creativity in the kitchen! One intrepid cook’s exploration of her urban terrain Forage, Harvest, Feast is destined to become a standard…

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RECIPE: Northeastern Kvass

October 18, 2018

When you’re on a fall hike, taking in the colorful leaves, sharp snaps of twigs beneath your feet, marveling at the beautifully knotted roots of the trees in front of you, you’re probably not thinking about how delicious they all taste together. But boy, you should be! Almost every ingredient in this nature-infused Northeastern Kvass…

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Move Over Squirrels, It’s Acorn Harvesting Time

October 16, 2018

One thing you can count on this time of year is an abundance of acorns underfoot. But if you think that your friendly neighborhood squirrels are the only ones who care about the bounty at our feet – think again! These fruits from the oak tree are not only completely edible they are also a…

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Foraging Up the Perfect Fall Picnic

October 12, 2018

Sure, summer picnics are great and all but have you ever dined al fresco under the vibrant colors of fall foliage? There’s something magical about the crisp autumn air and the radiant hues of oranges and yellows and reds. It’s a picture reminiscent of a quintessential New England town. But if that’s not enough to…

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RECIPE: Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Cracking Crackers

October 10, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you know how hard it can be to resist the delectable crunch and pure happiness that comes from enjoying your favorite snack cracker. Unfortunately, when you need to cut carbs it can be hard to find a substitute that truly quenches the cravings. Until now. These Cracking Crackers from The…

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RECIPE: Cilantro and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

October 8, 2018

It’s October which means you’re probably chopping, roasting, and pureeing plenty of pumpkins. But what do you do once you get sick and tired of toasting all those seeds? Make the most of the season’s bounty with this recipe for Cilantro and Pumpkin Seed Pesto. The following recipe is from Cooking Close to Home by…

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How To Make Your Own Chèvre Using Natural Ingredients

October 5, 2018

Making cheese at home may seem like a time and labor-intensive process, but what if you could make a delicious, high-quality cheese that practically makes itself?  According to David Asher, author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, you can. The following recipe for all-natural chèvre will change the way you look at homemade cheese! Related…

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Recipe: Lost Nation Cider Pie

October 3, 2018

Fall means apples: Walking through orchards picking apples, finding wild apple trees, and best of all … eating apples! We’ve had the privilege of publishing many books with delicious apple recipes over the years but one of our all-time favorites has to be the Lost Nation Cider Pie from Michael Phillips’ The Apple Grower: A…

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How to Harvest, Store, and Cure Squash

September 26, 2018

Are you a squash newbie, afraid of ruining your crop due to rudimentary (at-best) knowledge? Fear not! Expert gardener and squash-enthusiast, Carol Deppe has some tried-and-true guidelines to make sure you  reap the benefits of your hard work. So before you even think about cutting a stem, read this! The following excerpt is from The…

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Why Cows are the Premier Dairy Choice

September 24, 2018

Let’s be honest… cows (should) rule the world. Well, at least the dairy world. While many grazing animals have been milked throughout the course of history (reindeer and horses included), none have been more valued than the cow – a producer of wealth and nourishment and stability. The following excerpt is from Keeping a Family…

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Easy to Make Drying Trays

September 18, 2018

Looking for a new way to enjoy your harvest well into the winter months? If you said, yes, then this one’s for you! By following this simple tutorial, you can expand the lifespan of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and even herbs. It’s not only easy, environmentally friendly, and inexpensive — it also means you can enjoy…

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