Archive for July, 2013

Canning Beans with a Pressure Cooker

Canning Beans with a Pressure Cooker

2 by / on July 19, 2013, 2:36 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Preserving food takes a bit of summer and stores it in a jar. I used to be afraid of pressure canning, certain I would blow up my kitchen or poison my family. I’m guessing that fear came from food companies working to convince me that canning was an arduous drudgery and dangerous besides, so I’d best buy Del Monte beans […]

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Peach Raspberry Kuchen

Peach Raspberry Kuchen

1 by / on July 16, 2013, 10:37 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Food for the Break of Day, Sweet Endings

  I remember walking into my Grandma’s house, egg noodles drying on muslin towels draped on tables, the sofa, counters–and anticipating egg noodles for supper. And eating Maldasha at Aunt Geri’s, a dumpling filled with fruit and served warm with cream and topped with bread crumbs toasted in butter. We ate it as a meal, not for dessert. Whenever I make […]

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CSA Newsletter Week 8

CSA Newsletter Week 8

2 by / on July 16, 2013, 3:14 pm / in Newsletters

Of Dinners and Blessings at Fern Creek-—Jamie Neavill As Lisa has mentioned, every week we all meet together for dinner.  It is a lovely tradition.  Our first meal together was a welcome dinner that Mark and Lisa prepared for us.  I don’t recall what we ate, but I do remember that as we ate at their precious table by the window we talked […]

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List #3: Things for Which I’m Thankful

List #3: Things for Which I’m Thankful

1 by / on July 14, 2013, 5:24 pm / in Community, Ponderings

I need to express gratitude more often. Daily in fact. After more than a half a century of living I’ve accepted the timeless truth that the life lived from gratitude is a better life. So I’ve compiled a list of simple things encountered today as a way to exercise the sweet discipline of offering thanks. #1: The sense of smell–for […]

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Walla Walla Onion Rings

Walla Walla Onion Rings

1 by / on July 10, 2013, 3:04 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Since these are rather decadent, I try to resist the urge to make them more than a few times in a summer season. Serve them with side salads (not ones heavy in oil!) and you can eat them nearly guilt-free! 1 large onion serves two of us easily, double for more. Cut one large or two medium Walla Walla onions […]

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