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Interlude: Maine Rice Project

Ever since I learned that it’s even possible, I’ve been enamored of the idea of locally grown rice, and have gone as far as to attempt to grow it. So it was with great excitement to discover that Wild Folk Farm in Benton, Maine, has taken on the … Continue reading

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4.7.14 Growing Duborskian Upland Rice in Maine

“Whether grown with Western machinery or Eastern backbone, rice is not the easiest grain to produce. It prefers a long growing season and warm humid weather. It is grown profitably in our country only in the Southwest, mostly in Arkansas, … Continue reading

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8.12.13 Hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” — Alfred Austin Spring planting has long given way to … Continue reading

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Risotto with Peas and Spring Onion Oil

Brothy rice with peas, called risi i bisi, is a classic Venetian dish. Though historically prepared only on the feast days decreed by the Doge, Venice’s ruler, this dish, timed to the arrival of springtime peas, is a celebration in … Continue reading

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4.22.12 Garden in transition

The winter covers have been pulled off, the fencing put back up, and the raised beds ready for another season. The overwintered chard and kales are thriving, providing plenty of greens. There wasn’t much left of the chard as we … Continue reading

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