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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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Pasta with Spring Greens and Fresh Cheese

Though the season’s first harvest of asparagus yielded but a handful, it was enough to finally welcome spring to our table with a glorious green pasta primavera. We make some version of this as the selection of spring vegetables ebbs … Continue reading

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4.15.13 Spring Ramps + Overwintered Greens

We are beyond excited to find our planting of ramps finally making an appearance. With very little else on the scene, they aren’t shy about calling attention to themselves.  We found two small patches, both planted last April from ramps … Continue reading

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3.11.13 Garden Beginnings, Part 1

It didn’t seem insane at the time. The way we figured it, you have to start someplace. It was 2008, and, with inspiration from Skippy’s Vegetable Garden, we set up two raised beds and began a vegetable garden of our own.  … Continue reading

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7.16.12 Baby carrots, summer squash and tomatoes

It was time for the carrots to be thinned, giving us a harvest of stubby Red Core Chantenay and slender Napoli baby carrots attached to a mane of greens. The Napoli is known as Eliot Coleman’s favorite for winter, and seems … Continue reading

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Quick Summer Pickles

Preserving a bit of summer really doesn’t get any easier than this. I’ve been pickling for some years now, but usually the canned or lacto-fermented versions. I’d shied away from making refrigerator pickles with the fear that they wouldn’t store … Continue reading

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