Category Archives: food

The One-Pan Phenomenon

A couple Sundays ago, Steve and I went to Barnes & Noble. We do this every once in a while to check out the progress, or demise, of the book industry. It’s kind of like checking in on American trends. … Continue reading

Posted in food, Greenhouse, recipe | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Greenhouse Effect

This year I feel like a different gardener than in years past. It isn’t about cancer– all that did was lose me a year of gardening. But I’m more confident about all the crops, more in tune with what is … Continue reading

Posted in food, garden, Greenhouse, the Farm | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Green Beans

I don’t want to leave those squash bugs at the top of the feed any longer than necessary! I’m headed off to experience the eclipse near St. Louis, so won’t be posting for a few days. I’ll just share a … Continue reading

Posted in food, garden | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Jersey Shore

My sister and I recently returned from eight days (11 for her) revisiting the summers of our childhood in Southern New Jersey. We never took these experiences for granted– we always knew that being at the Shore and going crabbing … Continue reading

Posted in food, prairie, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Veggies All Around

I feel a bit guilty going out to my main garden. I’ve done very little but obsess and critique the weeds that have been so prevalent out there. AND I’ve been so devoted to the greenhouse beds, watering them every … Continue reading

Posted in food, garden | 1 Comment

Birthday Meal

I’ve been so preoccupied by the greenhouse goodies that I have not paid much attention to the outdoor garden. All I see out there is weeds, mostly, though suddenly things are getting started out there. Yesterday was my birthday, so … Continue reading

Posted in food, garden, Greenhouse, recipe | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

No Food Gap

Usually this time in June is a bare spot in our garden eating. I pulled the bolted lettuce from the greenhouse today (though I still have some in the regular garden). I’ve thinned the beets in the garden so there … Continue reading

Posted in food, garden, recipe | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Localish and Seasonalish

The eating is so good right now it really brings me joy. The transition from winter to spring eating is so dramatic here. I’ve never been a big salad eater (and soup is not for dinner), but growing my own … Continue reading

Posted in food, garden, recipe | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Tenacious Weeds

I got the worst of the weeds out of raised bed #15 yesterday. The worst are thistle, and this bed had a lot of thistle. It’s the worst because it will come back and because it stings my hands if … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, food, garden | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Hard vs. Impossible

This spring is hard. But last spring during chemo was impossible. I’m always overwhelmed in the spring, although the self-talk helps me realize it is early and I can take it bed-by-bed until the garden is planted. Right now it’s … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, food, garden, Greenhouse, the Farm | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments