Ready to Welcome with Staples of the Middle East

Ready to Welcome with Staples of the Middle East

This week, Rutland welcomed its first group of Syrian refugee families. As our community spent months preparing for their arrival, we saw an outpouring of generosity. We heard from our members about how we could work together to help ease the transition. We also received concerns about what foods our new community members might be…

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Baked Falafel

Falafel is a Middle Eastern staple simply made from ground chickpeas and a few flavorings. Most agree that the key to good falafel is using soaked, dried chickpeas, rather than cooked. That means you’ll want to soak the chickpeas overnight or for at least 12 hours. Just make sure you plan ahead. Baked falafel doesn’t brown…

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Going Beyond Borders at NOFA-VT’s 35th Annual Winter Conference

Going Beyond Borders at NOFA-VT’s 35th Annual Winter Conference

Exciting news from our friends at NOFA-VT regarding their annual winter conference Feb 18 – 20. Burlington, VT – The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has attracted two international giants in the food and farming world to speak at the 35th annual winter conference on February 18-20 at University of Vermont. Dr. Fernando…

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A Simple Cheese Sauce

There are countless ways to enjoy a cheese sauce. Poured over nachos or vegetables, in mac and cheese or all on its own for dipping. You choose. You can also choose the type of cheese that goes into it. Cheese sauces are best enjoyed warm and soon after making, but if reheating do so over gentle…

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Almond Milk

There are at least a dozen ways to make a non-dairy milk beverage these days. But almond is always a reliable and effortless choice. We like to keep things simple with the addition of just a little salt, maple syrup and vanilla but feel free to flavor, sweeten and season as you like. Then use…

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Fresh Cranberry Oatmeal

Now’s the time to stock up on fresh cranberries while they’re in season and available. Although we think of them most around Thanksgiving, cranberries have many uses that extend beyond the holidays. Unlike dried cranberries, when using fresh you can control the amount of sugar. Why not simmer some with your oats for this deliciously…

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