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CSA Newsletter–Week 23

0 by / on October 27, 2014, 10:21 am / in Newsletters

With two harvest days to go, so far this year we have avoiding harvesting in heavy rain, even when forecasts suggest we will. We are prepared to do so, but thankful whenever its not necessary! However, the storms did take out our internet, so this newsletter is a bit late in being delivered. And even if we’ve not harvested in [...]

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CSA Newsletter–Week 22

CSA Newsletter–Week 22

0 by / on October 19, 2014, 3:52 pm / in Newsletters

The garlic has been planted for next summer, for our 2015 CSA season. It always feels like we’re making a commitment to grow food for the CSA another year once we get the garlic in the ground. Last Thursday after we finished the morning harvest, Liz, Allison (a friend of mine visiting from Tennessee, and the co-author of one of [...]

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2nd Season Fern Creek Cooking Classes Begin!

2nd Season Fern Creek Cooking Classes Begin!

1 by / on October 14, 2014, 9:57 pm / in Celebrations, Community

Terrie and I are ready to resume a second round of what we should call, “Cooking in the Kitchen with Friends”. Now that the CSA season is winding down and the urgency of the summer garden work is becoming less urgent, I’m ready to start meeting new friends and seeing old ones in our kitchen and around our table. Terrie [...]

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CSA Newsletter–Week 21

CSA Newsletter–Week 21

0 by / on October 12, 2014, 4:18 pm / in Newsletters

Weekends in the Willamette Valley are a wonderful thing. The basement family was able to start ours early Friday afternoon before the Saturday rains came while Mark and Lisa started theirs Thursday with a trip to Hood River. The post-fog sunshine mixed with the crisp fall air provided idyllic undertones for our afternoon of wine tasting in Dayton. We visited [...]

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Smoked Sweet Peppers

Smoked Sweet Peppers

0 by / on October 10, 2014, 1:49 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Remember Ashely, from Chick-A-Dee farm stand, whose peppers inspired my last recipe, Shiitake Mushroom & Smoked Sweet Pepper Pasta?  After eating some of her smoked peppers I decided to try smoking some of my own, a new experience in food prep for me.  I learned what I could from a couple reliable cookbooks, purused several on-line sources, and bothered Ashley [...]

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