Last week we used butternut squash in those savory hand pies. This week a trip to the cellar yielded a spaghetti squash, it’s scarred golden skin concealing noodle-like strands that … Read More
I’m a little envious of families that have rich food traditions linked to their culture. It seems my Italian, Polish, German, Mexican, and Indians friends grew up with fantastic foods … Read More
Brussels Sprouts as you’ve never had them. Bright, spicy, citrusy are long way from overcooked blobs of your childhood.
My sister stopped by about a month ago and we were talking about pantries and food storage and such and I asked, “Hey, you wanna check out my fermenting sauerkraut? It’s … Read More
The internet is a funny thing, resource, time sink, abyss of knowledge – useful and otherwise, and (re-) connector of people.
It’s this last one that I’m … Read More
Late last week the weather forecast was for an overnight frost. That’s a few days early for these parts, but as gardeners – you work with what nature gives you. What she … Read More
I was looking for a way to use the beautiful little eggplants I picked recently. The end of the growing season approaches and the glut of vegetables begs to be … Read More
Inspired by this beautiful basket of late season produce, I decided to make a pot pie. Who doesn’t love breaking through a crisp buttery crust to reveal a steaming treasure … Read More
I spent yesterday canning pasta sauces, sambal oelek, and tomato eggplant relish. We had a big storm blow through but now that there are no trees to fall on the … Read More
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