Category Archives: food info

Heirloom vegetables

I admit I am easily amused. One of the things I love about heirloom vegetables is the interplay of colors. Buy a tomato at the grocery and it’s somewhere between red and orange-red. But the heirloom  tomatoes range from pale … Continue reading

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Food Day Celebrations in August

August 8th, as you may remember from last year, is one of my favorite food holidays: Sneak a Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch night! This year I think the zucchini peaked a little sooner, as the early warm weather seems to have brought all … Continue reading

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Berries and Cherries

While spring may have been unusually cool for a longish stretch, sometime in later May and through June, the hot weather came in and stayed. Consequently, things are ripening earlier than usual. Strawberries, which are usually available in June, came … Continue reading

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Yard sales on market day

The only difficulty with the Farmer’s Market being on Saturday is there are many other things to do early on  a Saturday morning.  Today was a yard sale for the local sheltie group. I had donated some things for the sale, but … Continue reading

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Strawberry fields forever…

Still strawberry season. I bought 4 quarts today, fearing they are going soon, and that the predicted rain won’t help them either. The ripest ones were lunch today, drippy and red and sweet all the way through. They are beautiful medium … Continue reading

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And….we’re back!

Life got a little complicated this winter…work and  graduate classes and a non-functioning car …. Time for writing anything was on hold. But one class is done, I’m catching up at work, so hopefully all will be better soon….And am getting … Continue reading

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Eggplants purple, white and green

Eggplants are almost the only purple vegetable I can think of (kohlrabi is another). It is such a beautiful deep dark purple shiny color on the outside, and a pale soft  green/beige inside. Eggplants soak up so much oil in cooking, … Continue reading

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When good recipes go bad

I’ve been receiving Swiss chard on a regular weekly basis in my CSA sack, and have been looking up new recipes. In one of the fresh seasonal cookbooks I really like, there was a version of spannikopita (those little Greek spinach … Continue reading

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Leeks

Leeks showed up in the CSA this week. Surprisingly enough, I have never cooked leeks before. I suppose there are all sorts of interesting things to do with them, But I’ve had a recipe for a simple leek and potato … Continue reading

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Peaches and cherries and drupes, oh my!

Actually peaches and cherries are drupes. A drupe is a stone fruit – a fruit with a large seed pit or stone in the middle. Peaches, plums, apricots, cherries – all are stone fruits, or drupes, although neither are terms … Continue reading

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