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Monthly Archives: August 2009
What My Garden Taught Me This Year
Gardening is a fascinating pastime. As I dabble in mother nature’s realm, I sense that I’m feeling much as a medical doctor must feel as he/she goes about their craft – essentially, that sense is telling me that although I … Continue reading
Posted in Garden, Oregon Tagged eating weeds, Garden, garden duck, garden weeds, gardening, lessons gardens teach Leave a comment
A Fig Overload
My two fig trees (one a Desert King and the other a Brown Turkey) are snuggled up close (too close) to the south wall of the house and right next to a major pathway – I suffer from the landscaper’s … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Preserving Tagged Brown Turkey, Desert King, dried figs, fig balsamic, fig chutney, fig vinegar, figs, preserving figs 7 Comments
And How Old Is Your Sourdough Starter?
I think as a species, we tend to take ourselves too seriously! A characteristic we’ve developed, over a rather long time, I’ll admit, is to think that mankind is the most important life form in existence in this world – … Continue reading
America’s Food Secrets #5 – Monroe, Louisiana
It’s time to dip once more into that pot of America’s Food Secrets and see what we can find. This is the fun project where we look for the streams of food influence brought to America by the early immigrants, … Continue reading
It’s a Date!
My honey took me out on a date yesterday, for a movie and dinner – I think she’s reporting that I took her out – but, what does it matter? We don’t do much of that kind of stuff now, … Continue reading