Category Archives: food

Cannelloni from the Garden

My relationship with my Italian Grandmother was complicated. Suffice it to say that she wasn’t really the kind of woman to invite children into her kitchen to help her cook. But, I love Italian food and I loved my Grandmother, … Continue reading

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First Harvest and Other Things

I have harvested my first tomato of the season. I was so excited about it and so happy with how big this grape tomato got! There are other tomatoes that are starting to turn red and it is very exciting. … Continue reading

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In Which I Find a Hidden Vegetable

When we brought the plants home from the gardening store where we bought them, we made a sudden stop at a stop light and the plants pitched forward in the backseat where they were. The spaghetti squash and cucumbers fell … Continue reading

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In which I cook with produce from my garden

The kale, swiss chard and broccoli have all reached a size that I’ve started harvesting it. We’re going to have kale and swiss chard every week until the first hard frost, probably. (And, maybe beyond that if I can figure … Continue reading

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Squash Blossoms

For a few summers in Buffalo, I had a CSA and so I have developed a nice set of recipes for cooking squash. I’ve also really come to enjoy eating it. I didn’t have a lot of squash growing up, … Continue reading

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For all the ways my phone helps, it also doesn’t help

The thing with needing help to avoid distractions is that I don’t only need them when I’m trying to work on something tedious or something that I don’t want to do, I also need it sometimes to help me focus … Continue reading

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Backyard Babies

Planting things is always exciting, but it’s followed by a period of intensity where you monitor them, hoping they’ll take to the ground. I’ve been going out in the evenings and checking on the plants. Until this past week, we … Continue reading

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Cold Brew

I am a huge fan of cold brewing coffee. Before cold brewing, I had heard people talking about notes in the coffee, different flavors and smells they found, but I really didn’t get it. Maybe that was because I was … Continue reading

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Gardening

In the middle of last summer I moved closer to my parents. This was an excellent choice, but it was in the middle of the summer, right after my summer teaching duties ended, and was quite quick. I like doing … Continue reading

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Whoa.

I guess I am a pretty bad blogger. But, part of that is undoubtedly that I do not and have not have an explicit topic for this blog, so it makes it hard to focus time to something that is … Continue reading

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