Archive | May, 2012

Cluck! Tour de Coops 2012

Sometimes the world can feel like a dark place. People are stockpiling survival supplies in their basements, waiting on the world to end. We’re drowning in a sea of high fructose corn syrup, genetically modified organisms, and reality television. We’ve lost touch with ourselves, each other, and the basic rhythmic cycles of the natural world. […]

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Savory Strawberry Salsa

The strawberries are wrapping up in the garden, but there are still just enough every day to do a little something with in the kitchen. One can only consume so much strawberry shortcake (really), so I’ve moved on to other things. I love to make a sweet strawberry salsa and serve it with cinnamon chips, […]

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Starting Seeds in Float Beds

I have a confession to make: despite being an avid gardener, I am terrible at starting seeds. I have decent luck with seeds that go directly in the ground. However, anything that must be nurtured indoors for weeks before last frost is almost guaranteed to die. I have some theories about why this doesn’t work, […]

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How To Dehydrate Strawberries

I have a new obsession . . . dried strawberries. After years of canning and freezing, I thought it would be fun to try something different this year, so I opted for drying them. (Elliot Coleman sings the praises of drying so much in Four Season Harvest that I must say I’ve been converted!) The result is […]

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Interview: The Bluebird & Marksbury Farms

Something exciting is happening in Stanford, Kentucky. A new restaurant, the Bluebird, is soaring in popularity—and it isn’t just the delicious menu that’s bringing in the customers. With a commitment to local foods and sustainable agriculture practices, the Bluebird stands to change the way food is served in small town America. I’ve talked to so […]

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