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weekend update

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

So I know this looks bad. I set myself a goal of writing every day for a month and then after just 3 days I basically go MIA for 5 days. Chalk it up to a wonderful visit from a Peace Corps friend for the weekend, a last minute dinner with my pilot friend in […]

not a seven things post

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Dear friends, I know it is past the 7th of the month, and I therefore owe you a seven things post. This is not it. But this is important. If you find yourself with a surplus of cherry/grape/plum/pear tomatoes right now or in the coming weeks. Make this. And then, spread it on ALL THE […]

some quick thoughts on summer harvest

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

1. Yesterday I realized it was the middle of July and I had yet to eat a peach or a nectarine. I have been so focused on eating all the cherries that I was missing two integral July fruits. This has already been rectified by a trip to Eastern Market this morning. 2. At Eastern […]

Seven Things: to do to pass the time while husby is on nights

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Husby just started his third year of med school, which means he’s finally seeing real patients in the real hospital and getting to do real things (like holding legs during labor and delivery. Was that TMI? oops.) And all of this real gets to happen at night for the next week. Which means we won’t […]

Seven Things: I can because I can

Monday, November 7th, 2011

I started canning things a couple years ago.  Our neighbor house had a couple pear trees, and was sitting vacant, so one afternoon at the height of pear season my brothers and I took the ladder and pillaged the trees.  We brought home a couple grocery bags full of pears, and one of the things […]

Seven Things: to cook with all the wonderful late summer fruits and veggies

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Fiance and I have a half farm share this year, which means that every 2 weeks we get to pick up a box of veggies from a local (about an hour and a half away) farm.  Having such fresh produce has been wonderful.  Every other friday I excitedly wait for the list of veggies we’ll […]

Cold Air Warm Kitchen or Long Time Fan, First Time Canner

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Way back towards the beginning of October, when early frost warnings were threatening, I decided to try my hand at canning the lovely harvested veggies that I had sitting around in piles to big to hope to be eaten in time. All I did was hot process, the pressure process is still a bit intimidating […]