Category Archives: Eating the Harvest


Tonight’s harvest. The garden got away from me in July, full of weeds, crab grass etc. The squash bugs killed my pumpkin plants. I’m slowly reclaiming the rows and finding harvests along the way. My early planted tomatoes are producing, … Continue reading

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Technicolor Dinner

While making dinner tonight, I was struck by the vibrant orange color of the dough. It’s amazing that this color that we often see in food-dye filled mac & cheese, can come naturally from some good Hubbard squash and fresh … Continue reading

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Preserving Kale

Last winter when the bitter cold weather hit and we had no snow cover, the kale became burned by the cold and inedible. One small plant overwintered under the hoop frame to provide us with kale again in the spring, … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Kitchen Cupboard

Here’s the first canning of the summer for me. I made relish with onions, peppers and cucumbers. I’ve also been oven-roasting tomatoes, then freezing them on the cookie sheet. Then I pack them into jars and return them to the … Continue reading

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Emptying the Freezer into Jam

Tuesday morning I noticed a oily puddle under the chest freezer.  This freezer came free with the house and all signs point to it having reached the end of it’s life.   This gave me the impetus to clean out both … Continue reading

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