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Permaculture Advice For Beginners

February 11, 2019

Trying something for the first time can be intimidating, especially when it’s something as big as learning how to live off your land. But like with any new adventure you shouldn’t bite off too much at once. Instead, it’s better to take the time to properly plan and educate yourself on what it will take…

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How to Use Reflected Light to Boost Indoor Food Production

January 31, 2019

Growing food indoors or in an urban setting can be quite a challenge. You need to find the right kinds of plants, purchase or build tools, and make sure you have lots of time and patience. Oh, and don’t forget making sure your garden gets enough light so it can thrive! If your space doesn’t…

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The Fundamentals of Stocks and Broths

January 30, 2019

Winter is the time when broth and stock-based meals shine. From mouth-watering stews to warm and silky gravies these dishes warm our bellies and fill our souls. If you want to create a true work of art you must first learn the intricacies of each of the classic culinary stocks and then master the art…

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The Grains Glossary and a Recipe for the Perfect Pancake

January 28, 2019

Grains are a ubiquitous part of the American diet and a staple in many of our favorite recipes. Bread? Yep, grains. Pasta? Grains there, too. Pancakes? Most definitely! With such a strong presence in our daily eating habits, shouldn’t we know more about what grains actually are and why they make our favorite foods taste…

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Simple Recipes Using Homegrown Sprouts

January 21, 2019

Gardens have long gone dormant but that doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying fresh food just because the ground is frozen. Sprouts are a quick, simple, and ridiculously healthy way to keep your localvore appetite satisfied during the winter. And we don’t just mean tossing them in your salad or on top of a…

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Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips, and other Root Veggies

Hunger Moon-Inspired Recipe: Roasted Root Vegetables

January 14, 2019

If you love to cook with fresh produce but happen to live in a climate where it’s nearly impossible to access during the winter months, we feel ya! Here in the northeast, chilling winds and heaps of snow make it hard to leave the house, let alone grow fresh produce, but that doesn’t mean we…

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Recipe: Simple No-Knead Einkorn Bread

January 9, 2019

If you’ve ever suffered from a gluten allergy then you know how hard it can be to find bread products that won’t do serious damage to your digestive system. Luckily for you, we’ve found the perfect solution! Einkorn is a light bread with the lowest glycemic index meaning you can still enjoy all of the…

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RECIPE: Winter Pizza Duo Using a Sourdough Starter

January 4, 2019

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s likely the last thing you want to do is entertain and cook. But if you’ve got a get-together coming up we’ve got an excellent way to cook for a crowd without having to do much at all. The secret is starting a sourdough culture ahead…

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RECIPE: Soup of Independence and Remembrance

December 31, 2018

For most people, traditional foods and family recipes are often thought of in the simple terms of comfort foods or those dishes that only make an appearance at the holidays. However, for many, traditional foods are so much more than that. They are a gateway to health and wellness and offer an opportunity to reflect…

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Homemade Bone Broth – A Healthy Diet Staple

December 27, 2018

Have you had your steaming hot bowl of bone broth today? If not, you might want to consider adding this nutrient-rich, immune system boosting elixir into your daily diet. Providing a healthy source of calcium, potassium, and protein, bone broth is the perfect dietary addition for anyone looking to improve their digestive health. And with…

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Winter Recipe: Sausage with Potatoes and Cabbage

December 20, 2018

It’s the darkest time of year here in the north and the short days have us feeling extra lazy. When it’s already dark out by the time we get home it’s hard to find motivation for anything other than cozying up on the couch with a new book. So, when we found this easy-peasy recipe…

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A Feast to Warm Your Soul

December 17, 2018

As the trees lose their leaves and autumn slowly turns to winter, those first inklings of true cold can be daunting. What better way to stay warm and positive than a festive gathering centered around good food and drink? Here we offer culinary inspiration for the season: Spicebush Duck Legs from Marie Viljoen’s Forage, Harvest,…

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Gift Guide for Foodies: 10 Culinary Books for Everyone on Your List

December 11, 2018

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? Our wide range of food and drink books will give you plenty of options to choose from! Whether you’re shopping for an adventurous cook who likes foraging for their ingredients, a fermentation aficionado, or a lover of culinary classics you’ll find something for…

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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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