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Strawberry freezer jam: More fruit, less sugar

I have fond memories of helping my mom make freezer jam from berries we grew or bought, including strawberries, black raspberries, and red raspberries. My MIL makes lovely cooked jams/jellies/preserves, but I wanted to carry on my family’s tradition, so … Continue reading

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Garden update: May 2014

The cold winter and chilly start to spring delayed some things in the garden, but never fear — gardening is happening! The garlic survived the cold winter, and is growing well.  The spring crops (beets, carrots, peas, cruciferous, greens, onions) … Continue reading

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Expanding our produce storage?

Half past nine found us in our dark, rainy alley with four strangers. It had all the makings of a Craigslist urban legend that ends badly. Continue reading

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Using up and starting anew

‘Tis the season for finishing what remains of last year’s harvest, getting some early tastes of this season’s bounty, and prepping the garden for much goodness to come. The Old In the “root cellar“: Potatoes — For awhile there, I … Continue reading

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Recent recipe round-up

It seems like it’s been quite awhile since I wrote about food here.  Here’s a look at the last four week’s worth of eats, along with some recipe links.  The table below chronicles what we had for dinner each night.  … Continue reading

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Big things from the garden

Exhibit #1: A ridiculously large sweet potato Shown with a grapefruit and my hand for some sense of scale, what this guy lacks in beauty, he makes up for in size, weighing in at just over 12 pounds.  He suffered … Continue reading

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Grain mill test run and cornbread recipe

Matthew grew two types of grain corn this year, one for polenta and one for flour.  He harvested a number of lovely ears and removed the kernels, at which point we were stuck. I attempted to “mill” some of the … Continue reading

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