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Chickpea Salad

An acquaintance from the Climate Reality Project posted a photo essay depicting the process of making a “‘No-Tuna’ Salad Sandwich” on Instagram. I found the recipe on line and made the dish for lunch. Mostly vegetarian, I long for food … Continue reading

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First Frost

Daylight remained as I drove into the driveway after a shift at the orchard. If the garden appeared scorched by the previous night’s first frost, some tomato plants survived and the kale looked resilient. The weather forecast is a couple … Continue reading

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Inventing a Cuisine

Who wants to reinvent home cooking every time they enter the kitchen? Here’s a better question, how can I work to be present in the kitchen and produce tasty, nutritious food for our family? While I have a strong memory … Continue reading

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New (to me) Way of Cooking

(Editor’s Note: First of a multi-post series comparing traditional and improvisational cuisines) I am doing a noggin analysis of how we cook. I’m trying to wrap my head around the symbiotic relationship between traditional cuisines and improvisational cuisines found in … Continue reading

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Okra Summer

This year I grew okra for the first time. It was an experimental change from store-bought to growing my own. I use okra mainly for gumbo and after this gardening season I have plenty sliced and in the freezer. Okra … Continue reading

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Apple Harvest 2019

The view from atop the ladder was pretty good. Monday I began harvesting Red Delicious apples from a tree planted on Earth Day 1995. This tree outlasted three others planted the same day. Tuesday I completed a 350 pound donation … Continue reading

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Main Season Apples and Cookery

We’re in the main season at the apple orchard. We survived the madness of Honeycrisp weekend and can settle into some really great fruit like the four varieties of apples in the photo. The Robinette was complexly flavored and super-delicious. … Continue reading

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