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Once planting time hit, I swear three separate friends asked me if we were growing radishes.  While I’m sure there are several impassioned radish eaters out there, it’s not a vegetable for which I’d ever encountered much of any interest.  Turns out I hadn’t been out of touch, but instead that NPR’s show Splendid Table […]

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We no longer subscribe to our old produce CSA, but we’ve held onto the dairy share, meaning I get 1 gallon of milk and 1 pint of yogurt from local, grass-fed cows each week.  Sometimes the toddler isn’t feeling like drinking milk, or I go a stretch without consuming breakfast before rushing out the door, […]

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I say this with nothing but affection for my own mother, but a baker she’s not.  On the rare occasion when she’d make dessert by means other than opening a Chip’s Ahoy box or scooping out Breyer’s ice cream, brownies came from a box mix and cookies from a tube that you’d slice and bake.  […]

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For Mother’s Day, Will (and Alston, but mostly Will) got me two cases of 1/4 L weck jars.  It was time to give them a test run. Instead of giving you a recipe that isn’t really mine, I recommend you buy Ashley English‘s book on Canning and Preserving.  (Thanks, Emily, for sending me a link […]

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This weekend, Will’s siblings came down to stay with us on the farm.  Sunday morning we were a virtual summer camp… canoeing, petting zoo, nature trails and fishing.  Will’s brother caught two fish.  And by caught I should really say got.  And by got I actually mean shot, with a .22. The boys (Will, his […]

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I’ve known my husband for nine years, and every spring he talks about going mushroom hunting.  The local lore is that you’re supposed to wait until the red bud trees bud, and that morels “like” poplar trees.  Before you run out, buckets in hand, note that I have no idea if any of these tips […]

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