Fall is here… Time for hot cereal! I love oatmeal but don’t love anything which requires monitoring or measuring before I’ve had my coffee… And until yesterday I didn’t have a stove at my new house, just an electric kettle, toaster oven, and microwave, plus my trusty, tiny, Trangia. I also have a goodly portion…Continue Reading “Mason-Jar Mornings”
My most serious foray into carpentry yet… I made it up as I went but turned out better than I expected! And it’s survived the gale today… so far. Fingers crossed! Some before shots of what I started with: And just in time… Winter is Coming! Should help keep the ladies nice and cozy this…Continue Reading “Coop dreams”
But sometimes you have to take a break! Moving house, plus the critters, into yet another work-in-progress has been pretty overwhelming. Thank god this one’s closer to done in many ways than the past two projects… But here we are! And with a smattering of snapshots from the summer months… Lemons! Finally! On my Meyer…Continue Reading “Rehab isn’t for quitters.”
Happy birthday, big guy. You’re getting a pork chop for dinner, then another play date with your buddy, Jet. And pupcakes for everyone! It’s getting to be quite a jungle out there. The natives are getting established in the hugelkulture mounds, and the amaranth, lambsquarters, and self-sown tomatoes in the backyard raised bed are head-high….Continue Reading “zeus is five. garden’s alive.”
Lunch? Or a lesson plan? Why not both? Parts of a plant, deliciously demonstrated… Roots- rainbow carrots, carrot-shaped radishes, and garlic. Stems- celery and broccoli stalks. Leaves-romaine lettuce and radish tops. Fruits- lemon, bell pepper, cucumber, avocado, tomato, snap peas… and olive oil! And seeds? Chickpeas and tahini (sesame butter). I wish science were always…Continue Reading “Fresh lessons”
wild mushroom ragout and gingered butternut squash soup candied walnuts with brown sugar, cumin, and chipotle butterscotch pots de creme
A dinner for two… in morning light.
A sure sign of spring… a fresh crop up on the train tracks on the way out to the fields… somewhere.
California salad… oranges, fennel bulb, and avocado.
AWSC VI- Mediterranean Tour Chapter II- French Farmhouse Spring is officially here, but winter is hanging on tenaciously with icy claws. We want hearty fare, but with a promise of the sweetness and light to come. To France, my friends! We crave comfort, and coddling, but with a light touch, and a heavy dose of…Continue Reading “AWSC VI: French Farmhouse”