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The Super Bowl: Grains, Greens & Other Good Foods

The Super Bowl: Grains, Greens & Other Good Foods

0 by / on January 28, 2015, 9:49 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

About this time of year I need some inspiration in the kitchen. We’ve been eating soups for several months by now, and while we love soup, I start wanting something that will still warm me to my bones but include a hint of spring. Like something with a bit of fresh kale and lemon juice and maybe a sprig of mint and a few pomegranate […]

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Pollifax and Emma

January Happenings at Fern Creek

0 by / on January 10, 2015, 10:19 pm / in Ponderings

Mark, as you know, has been ridiculously productive in the past month. He loves every minute of it, even on the nights when his back hurts enough to keep him from walking straight. He loves building things. Improving things. Adding to things. He ordered 45 Tulameen Raspberries, which are supposedly the best tasting raspberries available. They need good drainage though, […]

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Inspiration in the Kitchen

Inspiration in the Kitchen

0 by / on January 1, 2015, 8:58 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Ponderings

January is a month for cleaning, organizing, simplifying. Actually most every month is a month for cleaning, organizing, simplifying. Still, once I’ve put away the last of the Christmas ornaments and eaten the last Christmas cookie I reorder my pantry and simplify my eating for a few weeks so as to recalibrate a body grown too used to feasting. January […]

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As the New Year Approaches…

As the New Year Approaches…

0 by / on December 28, 2014, 9:40 pm / in Ponderings

Short wet days and long cold nights mean more time to read by the fire downstairs or to snuggle in the overstuffed chair up in the loft where the warmth of the fire goes deeper yet into my bones. I drink more tea and light more candles during these long nights of early winter. It will break up that cozy […]

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Rye crackers on a December day

Rye Crackers

0 by / on December 19, 2014, 9:53 am / in Breads, Farm Home Cooking

I’ve been on a quest to see how many things I can make that I’ve been accustomed to buying. I’ve made my own vanilla, hot cocoa mix, canned pumpkin, ketchup, dulce de leche (okay, I’ve never actually bought that one).  Mark contributes to that by making nearly all of our summertime ice cream. I still dream of owning a cow and […]

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