Category Archives: food

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

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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

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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

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micros and babies

On April 8, we ate our first salad of baby arugula from the greenhouse. I was planning on keeping it growing until Easter, but you have to cut it when it’s ready– arugula especially will get sharp. With some luck … Continue reading

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Sun Basket: Meal Delivery Services

Meal Delivery Services are all the rage these days. The most familiar is probably Blue Apron, which advertises aggressively on social media and elsewhere. One of Steve’s daughters and her partner in Brooklyn use it, and although both are good … Continue reading

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Raised Beds (Greenhouse Edition)

I’m home! And Steve has been busy while I’ve been away. In addition to cleaning out his parents’ house, he was putting the finishing touches on the greenhouse– including installing the major exhaust fan and small fans, installing the heater … Continue reading

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Goat and Other Stews

I am done with goat. I will order it out, if we go to a Somali or other East African restaurant, but I don’t think I’ll buy it and cook it again. It’s not the flavor, which is very good. … Continue reading

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Hoppin’ John Cassoulet

If you’re a longtime reader of the blog, you’ll know that I love a good peasant stew. And my New Year’s efforts have been a bit over the top. This year, though, I kind of lost my mind. It started … Continue reading

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Miso Soup

I’ve been doing some serious larder cleaning the past few days. I’ve also been getting into soup season. We’re leaving for Chicago tonight to get ahead of the snow/sleet/freezing mixture moving in overnight. Like my mother, I like to leave … Continue reading

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Flageolet Beans for the First Snow

The first snow of the season came late, but it came on strong. Yesterday was our first blizzard, and anyone who could stayed home and hunkered down. Seemed like a good day for a pot of beans! In my latest … Continue reading

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