Category Archives: Cooking

Summer Turnips

This year was the nicest crop of turnips I’ve grown. Here’s a bowl I prepped for storage in the ice box. A few years back I started planting turnips for the greens to make canned vegetable broth. With this year’s … Continue reading

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Garden is Planted, Dinner is Served

Ambient temperature hit 91 degrees Sunday, about 20 degrees above historical average. The heat continues, drying the topsoil, creating want of rain. An idea once held — the garden should be planted by Memorial Day — is outdated. As early crops come … Continue reading

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Big Day in Big Grove

Sunrise is in half an hour and the high ambient temperature is expected upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon. I want to get as much garden work as possible finished before noon. That means only a few minutes in … Continue reading

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Cooking is Inspiration

The folks I hang with in the local food system are focused on product. Is the asparagus ready? What about the rhubarb? When should I plant peppers and tomatoes? How much should we put into a member share? I’m interested … Continue reading

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Cleaning House, Making Soup

Holiday tradition in our house includes cleaning and decorating beginning mid-December. Dec. 18 is our wedding anniversary. This year we plan to celebrate 34 years of marriage with a meal at a local restaurant. Our wedding anniversary is also when … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning

“What do vegetarians have for Thanksgiving dinner?” a colleague at the home, farm and auto supply store asked this week. The unspoken assertion was it is difficult to imagine Thanksgiving without turkey as the main course. He noted, being positive, … Continue reading

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Cooking Away Frustrations

The weekend was a chance to get in the kitchen again. When memories of a god-awful general election campaign persist, work is the best antidote. I made a lot of dishes. First up was a big pot of chili. Onion … Continue reading

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