Here’s the cold truth about eating local in winter: my chest freezer is my friend. I’ll say it. I’m a hoarder of frozen local produce. There may be a cable reality show in my future.
Panettone is a traditional Italian staple around Christmas time. Shaped like a giant mushroom, its flaky consistency is something like a cross between croissant and donut dough.
There are many ways to deck the halls, so why not go “au naturel” and gather some goodies on your next walk through the woods. Shannon Algiere, flower and herb grower at Stone Barns Center, uses spruce, pine, holly and sparkle berry in her Christmas arrangements as well as bittersweet, pine cones and sumac berry florets.