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7.22.13 A Harvest of Garlic

Once mid-July passes, we scan the weather reports for a run of warm, dry days to harvest garlic in. We pulled samples from each of the three varieties we planted last fall — Phillips (above), and Music and Rossa di … Continue reading

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Macaroni Peas

The reward for shelling ten pounds of peas for freezing is setting aside enough to make Macaroni Peas. A meetup of two English classics, mushy peas and macaroni cheese, this is the kind of seasonally vibrant dish that is completely of the … Continue reading

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6.24.13 Greens, Scapes, and Rhubarb

The long spring allowed us to put off picking rhubarb until this week. It’s rare that their season coincides with that of local strawberries, and, to celebrate, we straight away made a strawberry rhubarb galette. All of the garlic is … Continue reading

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6.18.13 Good Weather Days

Though, by the calendar, Solstice is near, it remains very much spring here. The scent of lilacs mingles with that of their later companions, peonies and roses, in our daily rounds of the garden. Hailstorm aside, the warming days, cooler … Continue reading

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6.3.13 Beneficial Procrastination

Touring other’s gardens online, we see that we’re woefully behind in our own. We’ve flats of seedlings to get into the garden, while the overwintered plants have yet to be pulled up. Several weeks ago, we’d harvested what we thought … Continue reading

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11.18.12 Planting garlic

Monday was a holiday with glorious weather, a perfect day to plant garlic. We had problems with garlic mites, and each clove was painstakingly peeled in order to ensure that only the best seed went into the ground.  We planted … Continue reading

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Strozzapreti with Romanesco Cauliflower, Green Olives, and Capers

With bags still to unpack and memories to sort, we’re in the midst of reentry from our travels in Puglia. Next to jet lag, the biggest adjustment on returning home has been to the difference in what’s now in season. … Continue reading

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