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French Cuisine–Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

French Cuisine–Fern Creek Community Cooking Class

0 by / on April 5, 2016, 8:01 pm / in Community, Farm Home Cooking

If you want an intriguing, hands-on cooking class followed by an amazing dinner you help prepare–check this out and let me know if you want to reserve a spot or two. We have six spots available for the Friday, May 6th class (the Monday class is full).

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Frøsnapper–Scandinavian Poppy & Sesame Seed Twists

Frøsnapper–Scandinavian Poppy & Sesame Seed Twists

0 by / on March 28, 2016, 8:27 pm / in Breads, Farm Home Cooking

Matthew and Michaline, our second Airbnb guests, made a memorable impression. They came up from California to vacation and welcomed the Oregon rain. I ran into Matthew on a rainy Monday morning, and he said he wanted to spend the afternoon baking up some authentic Scandinavian Danish. He had taught himself how to do so after spending time living in […]

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Deviled Eggs–and How to Boil the Perfect Egg

Deviled Eggs–and How to Boil the Perfect Egg

3 by / on March 23, 2016, 10:41 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Deviled eggs seem to belong with Easter and summer picnics, and I have always liked them, yet seldom made them. Partly I was insecure about my egg boiling abilities.  I didn’t know how to boil eggs so the outside of the yoke didn’t either turn gray from over cooking, or be all gooey from under cooking.  I also didn’t like […]

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In spite of the rain… we plant and things grow…

In spite of the rain… we plant and things grow…

0 by / on March 21, 2016, 12:28 pm / in Farming/Gardening

Our first couple of years planting food four our CSA families we had wet, and I mean WET springs–two or three in a row. It turns out that we worried overly much about whether or not we’d ever get to plant. We did.  Every one of our seven years of growing food, the Fern Creek beds and fields have given […]

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Fern Creek Farm Retreat Airbnb …

Fern Creek Farm Retreat Airbnb …

0 by / on February 18, 2016, 7:22 pm / in Ponderings

Last week I offered some wood pallets on Craigslist, free for the taking. The woman who drove out to get them said, “This place feels so peaceful. It does something to me right here,” and she touched her chest with her fingertips. She hadn’t been here five minutes. We often hear that people experience Fern Creek as a peace-filled place–something […]

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