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A comforting, quick pasta dish

A comforting, quick pasta dish

November 9, 2016

As temperatures drop, warm and comforting meals are essential. This vegetable-pasta dish is just that. And with a b...

A new use for your squash

A new use for your squash

November 3, 2016

Why waste a dish when nature can provide you with one? It was hard to miss the large buttercup squa...

Keeping the dish simple

Charlotte Fisher

October 27, 2016

Filed under Life

This week’s lesson is in simplicity. The Intervale Food Hub delivered another beautiful basket: Bright green Brussel sprouts,  crunchy carrots, crisp spinach, sweet pears and fresh-from-the-ground potatoes. But I was strapped for time this week with midterms hitting hard. I decided to sizzle some veggies on a tray. ...

A pizza made from fresh, local ingredients

A pizza made from fresh, local ingredients

October 19, 2016

This week’s basket from the Intervale Food Hub brought together butternut squash, zesty arugula and sweet...

Easy fixes for your growing pile of produce

Charlotte Fisher

October 14, 2016

Filed under Life

It’s week five of Intervale Food Hub’s fall season and if you’re anything like me, you have a growing pile of shallots, carrots, peppers and apples sitting on your kitchen table with no idea what to do with them. These fresh ingredients are coming so fast it can be hard to keep up. But let me help you. Peppers: sl...

The season for squash

The season for squash

October 5, 2016

Fall is upon us and I think we all know what that means: pumpkin everything. But let’s not be closed-minded, people. Th...

Fresh ingredients for the perfect summer salad

Charlotte Fisher

September 21, 2016

Filed under Columns, Life

Tuesday afternoon with a bag in hand I arrived to pick up my first basket of the semester from the Intervale Food Hub. The day before I had received a newsletter that detailed what I should expect to find inside. I was pleased to find a basket sitting perched on a table labeled “Fisher.” Inside was a gorgeous array of ...

An off-campus quick fix made in just five minutes

Charlotte Fisher

September 2, 2016

Filed under Life, Uncategorized

The fall semester is upon us and for many upperclassmen this will be their first year living somewhere other than the dorms. Moving out of the dorms and into an apartment or house off-campus can be thrilling. Finally, no more twin beds, shared rooms or hearing your neighbors through paper thin walls late at night. And for...

Gourmet dessert fix in minutes

March 18, 2016

It’s 2 a.m. after a long Friday night. You just trekked back home from a frat party that got busted by...

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