I’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.

24 September 2012
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I’ve written this post a dozen different ways in my head, but nothing works. In those imaginary publications, I list the ways I’m over-committed, offer lengthy descriptions of my desk piled high with un-filed papers, walk through misty-eyed retrospectives of the past 5 1/2 years and 455(!) posts, wax prosaic on intense desires to start […]

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Giveaway: The Art of Fermentation

17 September 2012
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Last week, I promised an exciting giveaway was in the hopper. And tell me — do I deliver, or what? I would enter this giveaway, if I could. The winner, who unfortunately cannot be me (did I say that already?), will receive a beautiful, brand-spanking-new copy of The Art of Fermentation, by Sandor Katz. This […]

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What I did with those
90 pounds of tomatoes

13 September 2012
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I’ll admit: the first time I canned tomatoes, I felt empowered. Like a woman who could save the world, in a pinch, with her preserved foods. Save the world, I say — with SIX! QUARTS! of TOMATOES! (picture the recently-awakened Dr. Evil, in one of the Austin Powers movies, making his demand for ONE! MILLION! […]

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On choosing a beef farmer

10 September 2012
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Well, it’s that time of year again. The deep-freezer is empty of most everything except a few jars of frozen stock and the organ remnants of last year’s beef quarter that I’ve never gotten around to trying to serve my family (heart or liver, anyone?). We’re transitioning from a summer of grilled brats and fresh-vegetable-heavy […]

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Tomato-corn pie with grain-free crust

4 September 2012
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A thing I’ve had to truly mourn this year: Tomato Pie. It’s like summer in a pie plate. Like someone sat down one day and wondered, How can I fit all of summer into this pie dish? And that is what was born. Garden tomatoes, basil, and really good cheese baked into a delicate pie […]

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