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Functional Tortillas

I made corn tortillas for the first time last week. They tasted okay, but weren’t the best. They served. A tortilla press is forgiving but my dough texture and portioning needs practice. The second batch was better than the first, … Continue reading

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God Willing and the Creek Rose

The phone rang as I was preparing for a shift at the orchard. Heavy rains had Rapid Creek flooding its banks and the nearby pumpkin patches. Apple trees on the south side of the creek would be inaccessible until the … Continue reading

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Fermenting A Vinegary Fall

We were busy at the orchard last weekend with perfect fall weather: sunshine and cooler temperatures. Throngs of people visited picking apples, buying apple products, and having fun with friends and family. We are at peak apple cider sweetness this … Continue reading

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End of the Garden

It’s down to eggplant, green beans, peppers, butternut squash and kale as the garden winds down in late summer. Four crates of tomatoes remain to be used, and the ice box, storage shelves and freezer are nearing capacity. The next … Continue reading

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Serrano Pepper Salsa

We don’t need any more salsa in the house yet the abundance of hot peppers this year had me making this recipe… it’s a big batch. My Serrano pepper crops failed the last couple of years so I’m glad to … Continue reading

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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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