Archive for September, 2013

Assorted Gourds

CSA Newsletter Week 18

0 by / on September 29, 2013, 2:23 pm / in Newsletters

We woke Saturday morning to a brief break in the rain, and used the hour to harvest this week’s winter squash. I cut them from the vines and loaded them into bins Mark carried from the garden to the root cellar and garage. Next Mark chopped a few more of the huge rounds he’d sawed off of a tree that […]

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Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

2 by / on September 22, 2013, 3:35 pm / in Community, Ponderings

We had our 8th annual Autumn Equinox gathering last night. Every year we invite six-ish friends or acquaintances to join us for supper, and then a time to share some gifts of the season with each other around a fire in the gazebo. I spent Friday preparing: making tomato sauce for the eggplant parmesan, roasting the vegetables and braising the […]

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Black Futzu Pumpkin

CSA Newsletter Week 17

0 by / on September 22, 2013, 2:38 pm / in Newsletters

The Autumn Equinox occurred this weekend, officially transitioning us from summer to fall. We celebrated with friends on Saturday–eating from the summer/fall garden: eggplant parmesan, bruschetta, roasted vegetables, braised greens, and baked pears stuffed with raisins and topped with the last of the ever-bearing raspberries. Then we went down to the gazebo to listen to poetry and tell stories and […]

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Speckled Hound Squash--one of my favorites--which you'll see next week!

CSA Newsletter–Week 16

6 by / on September 15, 2013, 5:54 am / in Newsletters

Mark and I have been at the Opryland Hotel this week for AACC (American Association of Christian Counseling). Opryland is a huge resort in Nashville built under a temperature controlled dome. Each space has been crafted into a garden full of waterfalls, fountains, and tropical plants with paths on either skywalks or through the gardens. So it’s real and not […]

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Seasonal Vegetable Quiche in a Potato Onion Crust

Seasonal Vegetable Quiche in a Potato Onion Crust

4 by / on September 7, 2013, 7:18 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

I’m currently reading An Everlasting Meal, by Tamar Adler. Adler promotes using the ends of one meal for the beginnings of the next–worrying less about following a recipe and more about using what you have on hand. Amen to that. Still, I know a lot of folks, me included for a lot of years, who need a recipe to give […]

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