Archive for April, 2013

Best Ever Coffee Cake — Cinnamon Hazelnut Buttery Goodness!

Best Ever Coffee Cake — Cinnamon Hazelnut Buttery Goodness!

0 by / on April 29, 2013, 1:00 pm / in At the Break of Day, Breads, Farm Home Cooking

About 30 years ago Jeree Clark served this coffee cake at a gathering of women from my church. My tattered, splattered recipe, written in a handwriting I recognize as my own from those early years, says it came from Jeree’s mother. I’ve made it several times a year ever since, usually on request from someone who has had it before. […]

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My granddaughter, Juniper, helping me re-pot tomatoes

“Our parents didn’t know what they were doing. We can only pretend not to know.” — James Hansen

1 by / on April 26, 2013, 3:29 pm / in Community, Ponderings

Last night I joined five colleagues to hear James Hansen at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Hansen is one of our leading Climate Scientists, so I expected to hear Lots of More Bad News. Frankly, I wasn’t all that pumped about attending. But instead he cast a vision for a way out. Our tickets included the reception afterwards, which felt […]

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Tofu Paneer Palak with Brown Rice

Tofu Paneer Palak with Brown Rice

2 by / on April 24, 2013, 7:20 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

Mark and my favorite foods come from India. Maybe it’s because East Indians have been eating low on the food chain for a Very Long Time and so they are very good at combining spices and textures in ways that are extraordinary. Paneer is a soft, crumbly cheese, sometimes referred to as Farmer’s Cheese, that is served in many Indian, […]

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adolescent rooster otherwise known as a cockerel

From Chicks to Laying Hens–Phase III (week 16 onward)

39 by / on April 21, 2013, 7:59 pm / in Chickens, Preservation Projections

Finally–after nurturing your chicks through the first three weeks, and then spending the next 3 months feeding, watering, coop cleaning, perhaps naming, and certainly watching them grow–you get to start think about collecting some rent for services rendered. At about four months you’ll notice changes in the chickens combs and wattles (not to be confused with their waddle, however this […]

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Potato Leek Patties

Potato Leek Patties

0 by / on April 18, 2013, 8:53 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

I had left over mashed potatoes after making potato bread this week (that recipe to come–want to tweak it once more), and so made these potato leek patties to go with an egg frittata for supper. These are super easy to make, very versatile, and yet taste like you put some amazing time and thought into dinner! Potato Leek Patties […]

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