Scalloped Potatoes

We plant our seed potatoes in March and harvest them in July. We store a big box of local potatoes through the winter and can usually find baby potatoes at the farmers market by early summer. To say potatoes are a staple on our family’s table year ’round is an understatement. But this dish ofContinue reading “Scalloped Potatoes”

Fermented Carrots, Three Ways

Fermented food is getting its due these days, with more and more research showing the health benefits of eating probiotic and lacto-fermented foods. What does that mean, exactly? Well, that all your parents’ worries about keeping the food in the fridge and making sure mold never made an appearance in the kitchen were a miteContinue reading “Fermented Carrots, Three Ways”

Grow With Me

I did not grow up in a garden. I was raised in the suburbs and largely fed from grocery store shelves. Though my father hailed from a nearby dairy farm and his parents still lived on the family land, I have next to no childhood memories of helping anyone dig or plant or harvest. It’sContinue reading “Grow With Me”

Hungry for Adventure?

I’ve certainly been there. Excited for an adventure, but with a limited window of time. If I don’t head out now, my hike or bike or paddle is not going to happen. But I don’t always have what I need to get out the door. Blair Garland has been there too. He’s a slight guy who lovesContinue reading “Hungry for Adventure?”

The Raspberries Are Ready

     My raspberry bushes made me so happy I could cry last week.      For the first time since we bought those first woody canes four or five years ago, they produced more fruit than we knew what to do with. Bowl after bowl, day after day, we picked big, bright berries. AndContinue reading “The Raspberries Are Ready”

Strawberry Season

     Strawberry season is nearly over at our house. We’re just about done with those three weeks or so in May when our two berry patches draw us in and don’t let go.       Sleep? Dinner? Travel? Forget it. We have berries to pick!      In the cool of nearly every evening,Continue reading “Strawberry Season”