Starting with the seeds and soil

Gray skies, frosty ground, and nearly freezing air.  Its the tail end of the growing season here.  This is the time when longing for a comfortable seat by the woodstove is balanced with cheeks flushed as I warm up with physical work in the cold […]

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Cranberry Salsa

Living in America’s Foodiest Small Town it should be expected that I am surrounded by good food.  Since I don’t have lots of money to spend eating out, most of this comes from what I make in my kitchen.  However, it is truly fabulous to […]

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A Staple for Fall

Around here, squash is certainly a sign of the season and staple of fall meals.  I think the first time I was awakened to the glory of winter squash was when I was an apprentice at Shelburne Farms in Vermont.  I worked in the market […]

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Growing with Wild Abandon

Every season has unique aromas. If they were bottled and brought to someone far away and if this person closed her eyes, uncorked the bottle, and took a deep breath, she would be instantly transported to a specific moment or place in that season. Of […]

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All in one place

In the process of organizing my knitting supplies, I realized that I had needles falling all over the place, so I made a simple wrap to hold them. I cut a piece of muslin slightly bigger than my longest knitting needles, and cut a pocket […]

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Undeniably Autumn

I’ve been reluctant to let go of summer, but in these parts it is undeniably autumn. Mornings of golden sunshine, dark dramatic clouds passing over bringing sudden showers and then moving on, crisper air and the need for layers, chilly nights snuggled under blankets. We […]

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