Category Archives: food

Canned tomatoes or spaghetti sauce?

Every year I process a dozen or so quarts of tomatoes. Some are used in stews or soups, but most get cooked down into rich spaghetti sauces as needed throughout the year. But we were finding, to my disappointment, that … Continue reading

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Kale Flowers Are Yummy

Last weekend a neighbour was surprised to learn that chickens eat foods other than grain. OK, fair enough. Except that he grew up on a farm. With chickens. It is a good reminder of the general ignorance in our industrial … Continue reading

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Asparagus = Spring

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Seriously excited that spring has finally arrived in Seattle. Some crops have overwintered in the garden; kale, spinach, lettuce, carrots. That’s great and all, but it is asparagus that tells me it is Spring – at last. Continue reading

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Freezing Blackberries

Here is a simple recipe to work from: 1 banana 1/2 OJ 1/2 yoghurt splash of milk up to 1/2 c frozen berries Blend at high speed until desired consistency. You may want to add ice if you like it … Continue reading

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