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Christmas Eve

Another day.  A day a lot like yesterday.  Cold and still, until I notice the busy birds flitting around the yard.  Not as gray as yesterday.  Not as windy.  They sky is bluer, too. It’s Christmas Eve.  Or Holiday Eve, if you will. Bob and I have a little preparing to do for the big […]

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Hidden Gems

It’s no secret that I love potatoes. I love harvesting them – pawing through the soil, uncovering each new spud with anticipation – kind of like scratch-off lottery tickets, only better tasting! I love the fact that they store well – often “discovering” some in our pantry when we’re looking for a quick, comforting meal. […]

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PUTTING SUMMER IN A JAR

The summer squash is upon us along with tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, and basil.  There’s so much food that we can no longer keep up by simply turning it into meals.  No two people can eat ten pounds of potatoes, ten pounds of tomatoes, and five pounds each of cucumbers and summer squash each week! We […]

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SPRING PARSNIPS – a hard core lesson in letting go

Sometimes you have to try something just to see how it comes out.  Great cooks and gardeners are fearless, or quote a gardener, “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” This week Bob and I found ourselves with a couple of pounds of parsnips.  I wasn’t sure what to do with them but decided to […]

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SIMPLE GREENS

I recently figured out any easy way to process the abundance of greens Bob and I take in from our garden and two CSA’s.  It’s my job to keep the produce flowing from farm box to plate and the bulk of it is greens.  Making sure we eat them is the best health insurance we […]