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12.17.12 Snow, dried beans, and chicory

“It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing 
And it was going to snow.” — Wallace Stevens, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” The garden snug under its covers and an extra blanket of newly fallen snow. Indoors, we … Continue reading

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12.10.12 Season extension greens, composting

The greens under cover are holding on — this week’s harvest includes puntarelle, fun jen, pan di zucchero chicory, and salad greens. A few of the puntarelle were left in the ground to see how long they’ll survive the cold. … Continue reading

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11.22.11 Beets, greens and fennel

We were hoping to bring salad greens to share for Thanksgiving weekend and, with the continuing of unseasonably warm weather, our goal was easily met. Mesclun at top, and at bottom (left to right): puntarelle, fennel, cime di rapa, and … Continue reading

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Puntarelle alla Romana

The word amaro, sometimes mistaken for amore or “love,” instead translates as “bitter.” It can be said that both are essential in Italian cooking, but there is a certain bitter flavor I most often miss. With the arrival of fall, I … Continue reading

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