Author Archive | Tammy Batcha

Edible Oddity Spring 2018

“Lash extensions are all the rage…who needs ‘em? Go natural baby! “  – Beauty expertise provided by “Her Ladyship” at Round The Bend Farm: A Center for Restorative Community in Dartmouth.

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Edible Musings: Eternally Spring

By Monica O’malley-Tavares Forty years later I can still feel the breeze from the river as it criss-crossed the tide-laden marsh and traveled in waves across the golden grasses of the field. It swirled magically through our neighbor Aurore’s freshly hung laundry, perfuming sheets and work clothes with sea lavender, salty spray, and the unmistakable […]

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Liquid Assets: Widowmaker

By Matt Foster Opening a brewery is a full-time job, and then some. Ryan Lavery, a founder of Braintree’s Widowmaker Brewing, was focused on the amount of time he spent at the brewery, away from his family, when he jocularly chose the name for the brewery. “I never really imagined it’d get this big,” Ryan […]

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Select and Prepare Fillings: Rice vermicelli, place in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let steep until tender, 2 – 5 minutes. Drain. Green papaya, carrots, cucumber—cut into fine matchsticks Mushroom strips—saute briefly Leaf lettuce Mung bean sprouts Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Mint Grilled or poached shrimp, chicken, pork or beef, sliced bite-sized. Dipping Sauce […]

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Locavore Abroad: Fresh From Ha Long Bay

By Suzette Martinez Standring When I take a flavor-packed bite of this Vietnamese specialty, the fresh tastes transports me back to the dragon rocks and cerulean waters of Ha Long Bay. What dish can hit all the high notes for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free food lovers? Palates will sing with fresh Vietnamese spring rolls, easily […]

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The Fisherman’s Market

By Marek Kulig From Sea to Shore: Catchers of the Fish In New Bedford, a renovated local favorite seafood market returns… but never left its vision to provide the community only the freshest fish. It’s a good feeling to walk out of a seafood market with a bag full of bounty and smell the ocean […]

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Nettle Pesto

Seek out younger plants and new growth for superior taste and tenderness. Discard tough stalks, and wash and shake dry the leaves. Don’t be shy of adding other spring greenery to the mix. Tap into the early season abundance of chickweed and cold-weather leafy greens, like arugula and radish tops, to add a piquant blast […]

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Nettle Infused Cider Vinegar

Be free to experiment and add other early herbs into the mix. Is that garden tuft of chickweed calling you? Young dandelion greens in the meadow? Onion grass? The first sprigs of oregano and thyme? Why not! Fill a glass vessel—at the farm we use 1-quart and ½-gallon wide-mouth Ball canning jars—as full as you […]

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Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Dressing Ingredients: 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar salt and pepper pinch of ground dry mustard or ¼ teaspoon prepared mustard ⅓ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon poppy seeds In a small bowl, stir together honey, vinegar, salt, pepper, and mustard. Whisk in the olive oil and add poppy seeds. Strawberry Avocado Spinach […]

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Fresh and Local: Celebrate Spring with Spinach

By Kendra Murray The abundance of winter farmers’ markets and farm stands has made it much, much easier to eat locally throughout the colder months. I do love being able to support my local farmers year-round; however, there comes a point where I am just sick of eating potatoes, parsnips, and beets. Sure, they are […]

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