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North Country Kitchen, by Yvona Fast

Rumbledethumps: Cabbage and potatoes the Scottish way

A plant-based diet has four cornerstones: Vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes. I have featured lentils and buckwheat in my last two columns. Now it’s time for veggies — and one of the local veggies still available in winter is cabbage. Most Americans know cabbage from the St. ...

Begin the year with buckwheat

I began 2024 by writing about a plant-based diet to help achieve a healthier lifestyle. That means eating less meat and more whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits. Last week I wrote about lentils, a legume many Americans are unfamiliar with. This weak is about a little-known grain: ...

Begin the year with lentils

So last week I wrote about achieving a healthier lifestyle through a plant-based diet. That means eating more vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains, and less meat. Then someone I met at the store suggested lentils. It is an Italian custom to begin the New Year with lentils, which ...

Revamped recipes in the new year

2024 has arrived, soggy and wet. It’s Jan. 2 — the ninth Day of Christmas. Gray, scary changing Rapidly warming climate Darkness holds secrets. Fortunately, the darkest days are behind us. We look forward to more light ahead. As light increases and darkness fades, many reflect ...

Holiday treats to enjoy for 12 Days of Christmas

It is still Christmas! The shopping is over, the stockings are hung, gifts have been exchanged. Houses and halls have been decked out for the festive season. You had your special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feast fare — whatever your family tradition. But the celebrations are not ...

Radishes come in an array of colors and flavors

It’s the season for … radishes. At last Saturday’s farmers market, I looked for carrots … but they were all gone for the season. However, there were lots of radishes. Tough and spicy black radishes. The last of the red globe radishes we’re familiar with. Green and red watermelon ...