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Recipe: Butternut Squash Hummus

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At the Sylvia Center, we like to get creative with our recipes, using our own vegetables from Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, New York. Recently we harvested butternut squash from the…

Recipe: Beet and Black Bean Brownies

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At The Sylvia Center, we love chocolate. This week we felt like baking a warm treat for the chilly days ahead, and this one is pretty unique — it has…

Inspiration for Your Family’s Kitchen

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  A group of homeschoolers visited The Sylvia Center at Katchie Farm for a complete day of gardening and enjoyed a full culinary experience. They started the day by digging…