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North Country Kitchen, by Yvona Fast

June is time for … green!

It’s June, and ... everything is green! After a dry May, June rains made the grass green. The trees’ light early spring sheen has now become a bright, full summer green. Farmers’ markets and farm stands are full of green! So many greens to choose from. There is, of course, the ...

Chives: Spring’s earliest herb

The bright green, grass-like tubular leaves of chives are one of the first perennials to pop up. They will last through the summer and past the first few fall frosts. This delicious herb grows well in our Adirondack climate. Chives are versatile. They add flavor to potatoes and potato ...

‘Tis the season for farmers markets

It’s almost summer! Memorial Day is behind us, and school will be out soon. Summer tourists are flocking to enjoy our lakes and mountains. Farm stands and farmers markets are open, selling the season’s freshest produce. Last week they were even selling strawberries — though they ran out ...

Spring sandwiches

It feels like summer, but it’s still spring. It’s a busy time for gardeners — and everyone! Pandemic season is winding down and summer activities are opening up. The farmers’ market will be in the park soon. This past weekend, Pendragon hosted its first live theater performance in ...

It’s time for rhubarb!

National #ApplePie Day is in May — even though all our apples were picked last fall, and apples are not in season in our part of the world. But rhubarb is in season, and makes wonderful pies, crisps, and cobblers, breads and muffins, and cookies and cakes. Rhubarb is usually teamed with ...

In season — the sweetest onion

Spring symbolizes new life. After a long, dark winter, fresh green growth, loaded with the sun’s energy, is like a ray of sunshine chasing away winter’s darkness. The longer days and warmer temperatures bring us new, fresh, delicious ingredients. In the wild, the dandelion greens ...