Archive for January, 2015

Coming Home

Coming Home

5 by / on January 30, 2015, 11:45 am / in Uncategorized

We’re in the second year of a five-year plan to eradicate the invasive blackberries at Fern Creek. A year ago I wrote about The Plan in a post titled “Toward Redemption.” Ed and Liz think maybe we could do it in three years, but then, they’ll be moving on this spring. I think they hoped we’d make more progress than we have in two years even […]

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The Super Bowl: Grains, Greens & Other Good Foods

The Super Bowl: Grains, Greens & Other Good Foods

0 by / on January 28, 2015, 9:49 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

About this time of year I need some inspiration in the kitchen. We’ve been eating soups for several months by now, and while we love soup, I start wanting something that will still warm me to my bones but include a hint of spring. Like something with a bit of fresh kale and lemon juice and maybe a sprig of mint and a few pomegranate […]

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Pollifax and Emma

January Happenings at Fern Creek

0 by / on January 10, 2015, 10:19 pm / in Ponderings

Mark, as you know, has been ridiculously productive in the past month. He loves every minute of it, even on the nights when his back hurts enough to keep him from walking straight. He loves building things. Improving things. Adding to things. He ordered 45 Tulameen Raspberries, which are supposedly the best tasting raspberries available. They need good drainage though, […]

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Inspiration in the Kitchen

Inspiration in the Kitchen

0 by / on January 1, 2015, 8:58 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Ponderings

January is a month for cleaning, organizing, simplifying. Actually most every month is a month for cleaning, organizing, simplifying. Still, once I’ve put away the last of the Christmas ornaments and eaten the last Christmas cookie I reorder my pantry and simplify my eating for a few weeks so as to recalibrate a body grown too used to feasting. January […]

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