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CSA Share #4, Salads, and Strawberry Rhubarb Nonsense

As you can see, there’s a bit less green leafy here, as the cool weather greens make way for the warm weather lovers – squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers. There’s still lettuce coming, and kale, but the bags of baby greens are gone for now. In addition, there is basil, dill, scallions, and beet greens with ...

CSA Share #3 – Herby and Leafy

This CSA share is very green. There are beet greens, kale, two types of lettuce (butter and deer tongue), scallions, two types of squash (magda and zucchini), pickling cucumbers, basil, parsley, and dill. I had never had deer tongue lettuce before, so I was intrigued. Part of the fun of being in a CSA, after ...

CSA Share #2 – Happy Independence Day!

This is a quick fly-by, as I have been busy cooking for our Independence Day dinner. Here’s this week’s CSA Share, smaller than last week. This is to be expected throughout the season, as growth rates and harvests fluctuate with the weather. There’s still plenty from last week, and because the vegetables are so fresh, ...

It’s Here! So Worth The Wait: CSA Share #1

It was a perfect summer morning; hot, but not too hot, a cooling breeze blowing at just the right interval to feel refreshing, and gorgeous, bountiful green vegetables waiting for me at Holland Farm on our first pickup day, which had been delayed one week because of slow growth due to unusually cool conditions.

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This Is My Brain on Pork Fat

It was a dreary day, the sort of day that usually darkens my mood as it darkens the sky. But this day was different, because it was a perfect day for a project I’d been putting off for a while. This is a freezer bag of fatback. When I order a half-hog, I have the ...

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Mid-Winter Turkey Feast

It’s tradition around here that my mother-in-law cooks Thanksgiving dinner. She loves to do it, and she’s very good at it. It’s always bountiful and delicious. She also sends us home with some leftovers, which we love. But there is nothing like the heady aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven to make the ...

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This recipe is derived from a Banana Spice Muffin recipe I’ve had for years, from Cooking Light Magazine. It originally used all-purpose flour, but I wanted to substitute whole grain flours. I developed this three-flour blend over several batches, to take advantage of the purported benefits of oats and buckwheat in controlling cholesterol and blood ...