• Ceres, Goddess of Agriculture, Returns to State House
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  • Local Wineries & Cider Makers Tackle Food Waste with Collaboration
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    Agriculture has regained its place of pride in the Vermont state house as the new Ceres sculpture was lifted into place on November 30th. This version, made by local artists Chris Miller and Jerry Williams, is expected to reside on the golden dome for 150 years. 

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    Your favorite apples from the grocery store don’t have much in the way of tannin, and they make an alcoholic cider that New Englanders from the Founding Fathers time would have scorned - cider was once the wine of the Northeast, and today heritage ciders are bringing back that tradition. 

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  • Local Wineries & Cider Makers Tackle Food Waste with Collaboration

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Gingered Raspberry-Sunflower Dressing

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Gingered Raspberry-Sunflower Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup local sunflower oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen local raspberries
  • 1 Tbs freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root (or 1/4 tsp. ginger)
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp each cardamom and garam masala
  • Salt to taste

Directions

Blend all ingredients in blender, adding salt to taste at the end. Drizzle lightly over salad. This works especially well with a salad of lettuce, arugula, sweet onion, and Bosc pear, with optional addition of grilled sausage or veggie sausage. Garnish with toasted sunflower seeds or hazelnuts and whole raspberries.

Note: Ginger root is easy to grate when frozen.

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