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 Sara Swanson

Recipe: Winter Beet and Buttermilk Soup

The actual name of this soup is chlodnik litewski, which translates to “Polish Cold Beet Soup.” The recipe is adapted from a recipe out of Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages by Anne Mendelson. If you make this in the summer you can use cucumbers instead of pickles and add the beet greens […]

 Sara Swanson

Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Whip Frosting

Baked by Shea Van Vuuren, these were a favorite of the younger set at All Chocolate Potluck on Saturday…   Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Whip Frosting Cupcakes: 1 chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge) 1 small package instant pudding (Jell-O cheesecake) 4 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil (canola) 1 & 1/3 cup […]

 Sara Swanson

Let’s Dream About Gardening!: February Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2015

by Jennifer Fairfield Editor’s note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. It may be hard to believe, looking around today, but February 2nd generally marks the halfway point between the winter […]

 Sara Swanson

Recipe: Braised Rabbit

  You may have noticed something new in the frozen meat cooler along the back wall of the Manchester Market, local farm raised rabbits! They are from the Water Crest Rabbitry in Eaton Rapids, north-west of Jackson and are about $22 each. After I bought one, I read many rabbit recipes trying to find one that […]

 Sara Swanson

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlets

Recipe submitted by Theresa Heron. She will be making these tartlets for the upcoming Women’s All-Chocolate Potluck on Jan.31. These are “vegan” and “Paleo-friendly”. Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlets From Sweet Dreaming For the crust: 1 and ¼ cup almond flour 3 tablespoons cacao powder 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup extra-virgin […]

 Sara Swanson

January Gardening Advice for Manchester – 2015

Editor’s note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. by Jennifer Fairfield What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, we were up to our ears in snow – […]

 Sara Swanson

Recipe: Elementary Pumpkin Pie

Now that Thanksgiving is over, cans of pumpkin will be marked-down in the grocery stores, and while pumpkin pie is primarily associated with the 4th Thursday of November there is no reason not to continue to enjoy it into December – especially with this super easy recipe! This recipe is so easy, in fact that […]

 Sara Swanson

November Gardening Advice for Manchester

Editor’s note: Manchester resident, Jennifer Fairfield, owns and operates the Garden Mill in Chelsea, serves on the Manchester Community Garden Committee, and volunteers with the school gardens at Klager and the MECC. by Jennifer Fairfield If, like me, you’ve been procrastinating, we both need to get moving.  Here are some things that need to be […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Recipe: Soup’s On! – Corn Chowder

Fall is a great time for homemade soup. Most homemade soups are simple and easily made from things you probably already have in the cupboard, fridge, or freezer. They are also very forgiving recipes. You can get creative and add something you’ve never tried before, “just because you can.” It’s also easy to substitute one […]

 Marsha Chartrand

It’s Time To Change The Time!

Daylight Saving Time (DST) purports to make better use of natural daylight by setting your clock forward one hour during the summer months, and back again in the fall. But when the season is actually upon us, it’s always difficult for me to remember which way to turn my clocks. The phrase “spring forward – fall […]

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