Category Archives: garden

Sprouting Part Two

Slowly but surely, I’m building up my skills… In 2014, I began sprouting seeds to get some fresh greens in winter. They are lovely things, and I’ve since invested in a sprouting tray, a set of four trays, actually, where I … Continue reading

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Chicken Apartments

A few people have asked how the chicken transition is going, so I thought I’d give you all a brief update. You’ll remember from the last post that the introduction of my chickens to the winter quarters in the pig … Continue reading

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Winter Home

The chickens have had a rough week. It rained pretty much solidly for three days, and then last night gale force winds came blowing in. It was the kind of night when it is good to stay in and have some … Continue reading

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Japanese Cooking 101

I remember now why my forays into Japanese food haven’t gotten very far. It is actually hard to find really good ingredients. Even with my guide, I’m having trouble. My first big shopping trip was to United Noodles in Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Cuisine of the Season

In winter, when I’m not just harvesting and sauteeing the seasonal vegetables, I like to play around with a cuisine. One year it was Indian food, after a January trip to Los Angeles. Another year it was Middle Eastern cuisine … Continue reading

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El Nino

Steve’s business is so busy now that he could work right up until the ground freezes. So for several months the talisman word has been “El Nino.” “It’s going to be an El Nino year.” “It’s going to be a … Continue reading

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Bar Tartine Sauerkraut Soup

I remember when I was first making pizza “from real scratch,” it would go something like this: Make the mozzarella cheese. Then use the whey to make the dough… When I had time to do it, it was very satisfying. … Continue reading

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