Archive for June, 2013

2013 Dirty Dozen List

2013 Dirty Dozen List

0 by / on June 29, 2013, 4:38 pm / in Ponderings

I used to wander the aisles of the grocery store trying to decide whether I should buy the organic grapes and conventionally grown oranges or vice versa. At the time I didn’t think I could afford to buy all organic, so wanted to spend wisely, buying organic produce for the fruits and vegetables most saturated with pesticides.   My family’s […]

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CSA Newsletter–Week 5

CSA Newsletter–Week 5

2 by / on June 26, 2013, 4:20 pm / in Newsletters

Since I find flour and dirt equally satisfying mediums, playing in the kitchen is as fun as playing in the garden. Perhaps knowing this, Luke, one of our subscribers and also my son-in-law, sent me this video from The Kitchen Vignettes: A Farm to Table videoblog. It demos the making of a scrumptious looking Semolina Gnocchi Stuffed with Asparagus and is like nothing […]

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

0 by / on June 21, 2013, 11:48 am / in Celebrations, Ponderings

Today is the first official day of summer. Since the Sun reached its northernmost point in the sky during the night, for those of us living in the north, yesterday and today are equally the longest days of the year.  We’re noting this event tonight. The Fern Creek Literary Society (the name is my fault) meets tonight to talk about The […]

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Homemade Graham Crackers (& S’mores w/ Homemade Marshmallows & Fair Trade Chocolate)

Homemade Graham Crackers (& S’mores w/ Homemade Marshmallows & Fair Trade Chocolate)

2 by / on June 19, 2013, 12:49 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

We eat a weekly dinner with our interns, switching cooking partners up to give all four of us opportunities to plan and cook with each other. This week Hannah and I had dinner duty. We made Black Bean and Sweet Potato enchiladas, kale chips and a big green salad. For dessert we made the fixings for S’mores to be eaten […]

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CSA Newsletter Week 4

CSA Newsletter Week 4

1 by / on June 19, 2013, 2:11 am / in Newsletters

In the Garden–from Hannah Kunde I’ve been learning about composting as a side project while interning at Fern Creek.  When Lisa and I went to check the compost pile behind the pea patch this morning, I went in thinking I knew what to expect; a damp, chunky, and slightly stinky pile of soil and mulch. Once Lisa lifted the tarp […]

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