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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

0 by / on October 4, 2016, 7:50 pm / in Breads, Farm Home Cooking

Pumpkin Bread smells, tastes, and looks like autumn.  This recipe is an adaptation of one from a bread book I received as a shower gift nearly 40 years ago. I’ve added raisins and chocolate chips in place of the nuts to switch it up some, and to add back some of the sweetness I take away by decreasing the sugar. […]

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Shiitake mushrooms

Fern Creek CSA–Week 19

2 by / on October 2, 2016, 6:29 pm / in Newsletters

While meandering in the woods today I checked the logs Mark and I inoculated with shiitake mushroom spores some 7-8 years ago. We have eaten of its bounty long enough that I don’t expect fall flushes anymore. But today we were gifted with abundance–an unexpected bounty that will define some of our eating this week. I will deydrate some; an […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 18

Fern Creek CSA–Week 18

2 by / on September 24, 2016, 7:54 pm / in Newsletters

____________________________________________ Trivia Question: Do we see more webs in the fall because: a) there are more spiders b) spiders are spinning more webs c) Halloween socializes us to look for them d) the dew makes them more visible In addition to anticipating the Harvest Moon every September, I start watching for spider weavers and webs, and eventually go on a […]

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Mini Pumpkins

Fern Creek CSA–Week 17

4 by / on September 17, 2016, 10:07 pm / in Newsletters

In the fall of 1978, during my 3rd year of nursing school (at what was then Good Samaritan Hospital & Nursing School), one of my suite mates gifted me with a copy of a newly published Mennonite cookbook, More with Less. Due to the influence of another floor mate I was already trying to eat more plant-based foods, but hadn’t […]

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Black Futzu Pumpkin

Fern Creek CSA–Week 16

2 by / on September 10, 2016, 2:00 pm / in Newsletters

  Mark and I took 24 hours away at the coast.  I’m writing  from a little table in the living room of the Arch Cape Inn and Retreat and listening to the waves do what they’ve done since the beginning. We took a long walk on the beach this morning and found a smooth black rock that looks just like […]

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