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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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First Share

After work at the home, farm and auto supply store I drove to the farm and picked up the first spring share. In it were spinach, baby kale, Bok Choy, Choi Sum, broccoli raab, rhubarb, oregano and garlic chives. Already … Continue reading

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On Our Own into 2017

In this final 2016 post it was easier than last year to outline my writing plans. The work I do to pay bills and support my writing has been tough mentally and physically. To cope with an aging frame and … Continue reading

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7 Things About 2016

It’s Christmas Eve in Big Grove, the ambient temperature is about freezing, and we’re ready to bunker in, finish decorating our Christmas tree and prepare a traditional supper of chili and cornbread. My Christmas wish is for peace on earth. … 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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