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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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Shrub Syrups or Drinking Vinegars

Shrub Syrups or Drinking Vinegars

0 by / on July 14, 2015, 4:53 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

I needed a little convincing that drinking vinegar could be refreshing and good, and so Lisby set me up with a blackberry, lavender, and vanilla shrub that she had brewed up. So refreshing. And, it turns out, good for you. Good-bye Cola. Hello Shrub Syrups! Drinking vinegars have been around for centuries. Middle Eastern cultures added vinegar solutions to water them to purify water. Sailors brought along syrups of alcohol […]

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

0 by / on July 7, 2015, 9:30 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

I often say kale chips is one of our favorite ways to eat kale, but here it is July and tonight we just made up our first batch of the season. Apparently I have a lot of favorite ways to eat kale. As we all should. These accompanied a couple other delicious salads for our weekly dinner with Lisby and Jon. We finished […]

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Purslane, Pea, & Beet Salad w/ Coconut Gremolata

Purslane, Pea, & Beet Salad w/ Coconut Gremolata

0 by / on June 25, 2015, 10:16 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Weed it or eat it? That is the question when it comes to purslane. We’ve be weeding it exclusively for the last couple of weeks, since discovering how very invasive and fast growing it is. My friend, Deb Mulkey told me that every leaf has thousands of seeds that get tilled into the soil, or spread throughout compost, if you compost it. But […]

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Dill & Dijon Mustard Sauce

Dill & Dijon Mustard Sauce

0 by / on July 29, 2014, 3:52 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Tamar Adler of An Everlasting Meal eggs me on to take risks in the kitchen. She gives courage to do the same for more timid souls. So when Mark grilled salmon a couple of weeks ago for guests, I thought a Dill Sauce would be a great compliment. I wanted it to include mustard, lemon and olive oil, be creamy and […]

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