• By Susan Maslowski
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Brussels sprouts are one of the vegetables I buy, because they are a bit tricky to grow in this region. They need a long growing season and cool weather. They cannot withstand hot, dry conditions. There are varieties that are more heat-resistant, but they can take on a bitter flavor, when th…

  • By Susan Maslowski
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The weather in 2017 provided one of the longest growing seasons I remember. In late October, I still had beautiful peppers on the vine. The farmers market was closed for the year, and I didn’t want the produce to go to waste. I decided to roast and freeze the surplus.

  • By Susan Maslowski
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Several years ago, a local fisherman befriended my husband. Throughout the year, he gives us frozen packets of cleaned and filleted fish. There are always several varieties. One of my favorites is crappie, which is considered among the best-tasting freshwater fish.