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Recipe of the Month- Pumpkin Bean Soup

The news from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center garden/kitchen: we just harvested over 1,300 squash and pumpkins! You read that correctly, that is over one thousand little orange, green, and yellow balls of fall goodness. Let the winter squash cooking frenzy … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month- Almond Orchard Apple Crisp

That nip in the morning (and afternoon, and evening) air can only mean only thing:  fall is coming! Luckily fall brings some of our favorite things: foliage, pumpkins and squash, cozy sweaters, and most importantly, apples. The trees around the … Continue reading

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2014 COC Gardens in Full Swing

The Outdoor Center gardens are bigger and better than ever this summer! There are two main vegetable gardens around the COC campus in addition to a few smaller areas with edibles, and numerous flower beds surrounding most buildings. The main … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month: Spiced Maple Pecans or Peanuts

Fresh greens and veggies from the garden get a serious salad upgrade with spiced maple pecans and homemade dressing. These are also great as an on-the-go snack. We dare you to resist eating them by the handful! Yield- 2 ½ cups … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month: Spinach Feta Casserole

This casserole has been a hit among guests, staff, and GRP athletes on Meatless Mondays, so this month we decided to share it with all of our members. Perfect for a summer potluck, this dish hits all the right spots … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month: Apricot BBQ Sauce

If April showers bring May flowers, we’re also hoping they bring May sunshine and a few warm nights to grill out. Looking for a twist on traditional BBQ? Try out our apricot BBQ sauce on pulled pork or chicken kebabs. … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month: Chocolate Flourless Cloud Cake

It’s February, a month of candy hearts, love letters, and chocolate, oh so much chocolate. But in Craftsbury, it’s also a month of some of the best skiing we’ve seen all year. So after you put in your km’s, reward … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month: Split Pea Soup

January thaw got you down? Try our January recipe of the month, a hearty split pea soup. Yield- 2 quarts 1 lb. green split peas 7 cups water 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced potatoes 1 cup chopped kale, … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Month: Creamed Kale and Leeks

A twist on traditional creamed spinach, this tasty dish would go perfectly in just about any holiday dinner! Word is that it was a big hit at the Outdoor Center Thanksgiving meal, so we have decided to share it with … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap – Autumn Gardens

Though they struggled with the same challenges faced by many Vermont farmers this year, our master gardeners Pam and Amy relentlessly pushed the pace in the Center’s myriad gardens. It was a difficult year in these parts: relentless early season … Continue reading

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