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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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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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Cinderella Pumpkin

Cinderella Pumpkin–Cooked, Canned, Ready

0 by / on November 9, 2015, 2:43 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

We planted Cinderella Pumpkins this year, an heirloom variety so named for its resemblance to the pumpkin Cinderella’s fairy godmother turned into a carriage. I saved the biggest one for us and our apprentices to preserve in any way we saw fit. Even though Cinderella pumpkins grow big, it’s still tasty, unlike the kinds of pumpkins we grow for Jack-o-Lanterns. I […]

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Tamanawas Falls, Hood River

Fern Creek CSA–Week 22

0 by / on October 18, 2015, 9:07 am / in Newsletters

[Speaking of air, food, water]… We humans don’t live long unless the world goes in and out on a regular–momentary, daily–basis. –Peter J. Leithart in Traces of the Trinity And so we arrive at to end of a bountiful season, where a lot of food (and greetings and conversation besides), went in and out of our lives. Thank you for joining us, for partnering with […]

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Chanterelle mushrooms

Fern Creek Newsletter–Week 21

0 by / on October 10, 2015, 3:44 pm / in Newsletters

Today Karl Birky took me hunting for chanterelle mushrooms. I felt like a child on an adventure, hunting golden treasures in a forest mostly known to non-people critters.  I’ve dreamed such places still existed, and perhaps if I hunted elk, or deer I would have discovered them before now. When I asked Karl what he likes about hunting mushrooms he said something […]

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