This year was the first year we successfully grew tomatoes. In the high mountains I call home, frost usually makes its last appearance in June and its first appearance in early September, leaving me only a short window in which to successfully tend Read More →
French onion soup, those little pots of slow-simmered onions and bubbling cheese, warms our bellies on cold autumn days. While I'll always have a place on my table, in my belly and in my heart for other favorite cold weather soups like curried Read More →
When late August folds itself into September, peppers begin to arrive in our CSA box. A beautiful assortment of both common and obscure peppers appear, and in abundance far greater than we can eat up in one week alone. There's the long and gnarled Read More →
We keep a little patch in the community garden on the far edge of town. Each year we plant vegetables, some long-time favorites and others new. Along the corner beds, we share strawberry patches with our fellow gardeners. These ever-bearing Read More →
Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet kvass. Similar in flavor to a dry, slightly fizzy lemonade, water kefir Read More →
Last May, we packed our bags, and wove our way through western Europe, visiting farms and markets on the hunt for the traditional foods of the old world. We camped at a dairy in the English countryside, visited Paris's oldest street markets, stayed Read More →
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