Newcastle Produce

Sweet or savory —winter squash is true comfort

When those dreary days of winter seem never ending, it’s nice to know there’s a bright orange piece of heaven to perk you up. Pureed in soups, baked in a pie, or diced for sal ...

Polenta dish is perfect showcase for porcini mushrooms

It’s porcini season and if you look really hard, you can find these tasty mushrooms — fresh — in local markets from now through the middle of July. While dried porcini are us ...

Tasty Morsels: Kiwi sparks ideas for marinade, salad dressing

About two weeks ago I was on a mission to find something fresh and perhaps a bit unusual for a sauce to go with steak. Not after anything in particular, I drove down to Newcastle P ...

Tasty Morsels: Holiday tart gets extra crunch from area-grown walnuts

This is the time of year to load up on walnuts. Though it’s a time-consuming proposition, it’s kind of a fun to gather in the kitchen to shell the little treasures. And if you ...

Tasty Morsels: For a great tasting treat, just think purple

Having just returned from a visit to my younger brother who is a priest in Corsica (the Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born), I was a little stumped on what grea ...

State of bee-ing

Fall to spring is queen-breeding time in Newcastle for beekeeper John Miller. The owner of Miller’s Honey Farms & Mandarins cites the mild winter and elevation as positives for t ...