Archive for June, 2013

Shelling & Freezing Sweet Peas — How to Do It Like Grandma

Shelling & Freezing Sweet Peas — How to Do It Like Grandma

0 by / on June 17, 2013, 5:19 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Sitting on the porch, sun-tea at hand, shelling away in the afternoon heat I imagined myself back in Grandma’s generation.  Last June I filled two gallon size freezer bags with peas we enjoyed last winter and I’m repeating the process now. I’m reminded of how much of life is filled with sweet, life-affirming simple routines. I recommend sweet pea shelling. […]

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Good food and good recipes.

Garlic Red Potato Salad

1 by / on June 12, 2013, 2:04 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

This is one of my favorite ways to use new red potatoes. The simple recipe comes from Simply in Season, a cookbook that helped me learn what was possible when we started eating seasonally and locally a number of years ago. I highly recommend you add it to your bookshelf–as it is a great resource besides being full of great […]

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CSA Newsletter Week 3

CSA Newsletter Week 3

0 by / on June 12, 2013, 12:34 pm / in Newsletters

  Watching you interact with each other at the Ice Cream Social convinced me that worrying over whether or not you all would have a good time was a waste of a worry!  If you haven’t, you can read some brief reflections on our time together here. Thank you for coming! *          *         […]

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1st Ice Cream Social

List #2: Why hosting an Ice Cream Social is a good idea even for introverts

1 by / on June 9, 2013, 10:18 pm / in Community, Ponderings

Mark and I are introverts, which surprises some people because we host events just like extroverts would, can talk in front of groups of people, and can schmooze pretty well in a crowd. But we wouldn’t go to an Ice Cream Social sponsored by our CSA! We have a hard enough time going to our own church picnics! So projecting our introverted […]

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CSA Newsletter #2

CSA Newsletter #2

1 by / on June 5, 2013, 5:58 pm / in Newsletters

Ice Cream Social this Sunday 6:30-8 If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, you still can. Meanwhile, thank you Sharon, for bringing a non-dairy alternative to ice cream, and Carol and David for adding a batch of your homemade ice cream to ours!  And in advance, thanks to the rest of you for bringing whatever you’d like to go on top or […]

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