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Archive for August, 2010

sweet corn

lovely sweet corn

The first thing I did when I returned from my vacation was go strait to the Tompkins Square Park farmers market and buy sweet corn from Norwich Meadow Farms. Of all of the green markets I visit in New York, they are the only growers that sell organic sweet corn. It’s ready a little later than the conventional corn, but it’s well worth the wait. I have plans for velvety soups, salads and relishes but first I have to savor it my favorite way: steamed with umeboshi paste. To some of you this may sound strange but I promise it is a taste sensation. (more…)

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Nantucket

siasconset beach

I just spent my summer holidays in Nantucket, a beautiful Island 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts that marks the most easterly point of the United States.  Nantucket is steeped in a rich, nautical history yet much of the island has been preserved, and remains wild and undeveloped. (more…)

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