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Pivot to Gardening

The first spadeful of garden soil revealed an absence of frost the length of the 10-inch divot — and plenty of earthworms. It’s time to plant peas, lettuce, turnips — the early, albeit late vegetables. It’s also pretty exciting. Like … Continue reading

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Cook Not A Chef

Is there a difference between being a cook and a chef? An immediate answer has to do with training, tutelage, apprenticeship or working in a professional capacity. I know several chefs, and they are among the best in the area. … Continue reading

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Soup for the Polar Vortex

Monday I made a big pot of vegetable soup using what has become a standard process. Mirepoix of onion, celery, carrot and salt sautéed in a couple tablespoons of vegetable broth. Potatoes peeled and cut in large chunks, a 15 … Continue reading

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Bunkering in During Snowfall

Snow began overnight and is expected to continue all day — the first real snow this winter. We need more from winter, a week of subzero temperatures to kill bugs in the ground and to stop the sap flow in … Continue reading

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Winter Soup to Relieve Punk Times

The end of year has been punk times without relief. Some blame it on social media. Social media users post they need a break. They want to cleanse their mind of the drivel, hostility and tumult often found in feeds … Continue reading

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Very Late Fall Cookery

With winter solstice tomorrow afternoon, it’s getting late to be calling this autumn. There are still fresh vegetables in the ice box and plenty of ideas for what to do with them. On Monday and Tuesday I binged on YouTube … Continue reading

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Lazy Vegetarian

We are an ovo-lacto vegetarian household, although Morningstar Farms makes me a lazy vegetarian at home. In our ecology of food we still purchase mass-produced, vegetarian burgers, recipe crumbles and chik patties. It’s an easy dinner to warm one up, … Continue reading

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