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Bowl of Summer – Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is not even a recipe. Peel them, slice and put them in a bowl. Add thinly sliced onions, extra virgin olive oil and your favorite vinegar, then salt and pepper to taste. Mix gently then serve. It’s summer … Continue reading

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Gardening in End Times

I’ve been a gardener since we got married. We planted a few tomatoes near the duplex we rented in Iowa City the spring after the wedding. As we lived our lives, raised our daughter, and sought economic stability, we either … Continue reading

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Eggplant Season

By the time eggplant season is finished. everyone in the family is tired of it. Here’s a simple, tasty recipe that’s not as much a recipe as techniques to use garden abundance in mid summer. The savory flavor will have … Continue reading

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Remembering Donald Kaul in High Summer

Sunday was a day to hang out on memory lane. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and Donald Kaul. I bought sweet corn from a roadside stand and we had it for dinner with tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, and thin … Continue reading

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Going Without a Share

The change in our local food ecosystem from last summer to this is hard to fathom. We let go of the summer share from the Community Supported Agriculture projects to rely on our garden. It was a big step and … Continue reading

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New Potatoes and Cucumbers

The ambient outdoor temperature is 89 degrees and the heat index is 100. Another midday spent inside. I feel caged. Near sunup I harvested cucumbers and watered. I tasted a red tomato — they are not ready. Won’t be long. … Continue reading

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Garden is In

It may seem late yet I declared the garden planted on Friday. We’ve already had a bumper crop of vegetables and we’re not even started with tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, green beans and more. There will always be garden work to … Continue reading

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