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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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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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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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Greenhouse Days

There is no act more hopeful than buying seeds. I am a seed junkie, and cannot help myself. So when the ads for “end-of-season sale seeds” started coming into my inbox, I spent a lot of time reading the descriptions … Continue reading

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Chicken Chili

Taking advantage of this steroid day, when I have energy before the poisons in my system take hold, I made a big pot of chili. I made this once before, a couple weeks ago, when I learned Rancho Gordo had … Continue reading

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First Frost Kitchen

The garden season this year has played out consistently. There has been a lot of growth, a fair amount of disease, and meager harvests. Only the poblano peppers (a plant I bought, didn’t start from seed) produced enough small peppers … Continue reading

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