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Truck farms and Farmer’s Stands

The closest “Farmer’s Market” to me at the moment is a good 35 miles and 60 minutes away. But I have alternatives! The “Roadside Stand”: purveyors of local produce. This is what I grew up with, long before the local, sustainable Farmer’s … Continue reading

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Summer is a comin’ in…

“Summer is a comin’ in” which is the start of a madrigal I learned long, long ago, and since I have a song for everything, I found myself humming it this morning. I am always surprised at how soon summer vegetables start arriving at market … Continue reading

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Fishing tournament & fish fry!

Of course, once you have a fishing tournament, you have to have a fish fry & potluck to go with it!  A beautiful day for fishing – cool and sunny. It was a slow fish day where the grandkids were fishing, but there were … Continue reading

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Shopping in the rain at the farmer’s market…

… is going on even in the midst of floods. This morning we woke up to flooded streets. What woke us up was the rapidly rising water that was submerging cars and setting off their car alarms. Down the street the … 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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Comfort Food(s)

It is cold cold cold here in the MidSouth. We are having lows in the single digits for days in a row (very unusual here), and the high will not be above freezing until ??? (the temperature is soaring to 31 in … Continue reading

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New Year’s Traditions

Let’s talk about New Year’s food traditions, at least. Maybe I’ll deal with resolutions later in the day. Many cultures have believed that what you do or eat at the start of the New Year will affect your luck in the … Continue reading

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Local & Sustainable Christmas

I have been resisting the lure of a prepackaged purchased Christmas for many years…but of course there are moments of weakness and breakdowns. I have never had a big artificial tree, always a real one. But somewhere along the way, I … Continue reading

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…the goose is getting fat…..

Well, no actual goose to get fat here. I’ll get a turkey eventually. But the Christmas Baking started today in earnest! Pumpkin bread with chocolate chips – done! Mint chocolate brownies – done! “The very best ginger cookies ever”  dough made … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

I went east to my daughter’s for Thanksgiving. She was hosting the immediate family at her place. So we cleaned and cooked and cleaned again, and tried to make space for all the incoming food (which I failed to get any photos of. … Continue reading

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