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“Pickled Red Beet Eggs”

I like all things pickled. Pickled peppers, pickled ramps, pickled… things. Sorry. I’m not feeling very eloquent today. I just read a lot of legal jargon and it fried my brain and my eyes are blurry. I can barely see this screen. I’m waiting for things to return to normal… which isn’t necessarily eloquent either, but at least there’s a sliver of a chance. I had fried pickles the other […]

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“My Great Grandmother’s Garbage & The Adams Family”

When I was at Tulipwood a few weeks ago, I got to see all of the carnage left over from a massive wind storm a few months ago. Lots of trees went down like dominoes and let’s just say it’s going to take a very long time to clean up the firewood. But something interesting happened when all of the trees came up by their roots… can you see it? […]

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“A Little Nip, A Little Tuck”

I’m back! Did you miss me? It took a little longer than I said it would, my new server rejected me several times. I kept trying to make it like me but it wouldn’t, and so I finally had to face the fact that we had no future together and move on to another server. That’s life, my heart is healing. As you know I don’t like to shop. But sometimes, […]

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“Down Home Style”

If I could pick a car to own right this minute, I believe it would be this one. My restaurant friend up in Sonoma County owns this one. He has a restaurant called Zin in Healdsburg and he grows his own vegetables and raises his own chickens and I imagine he carts them all around in this truck. Where can a girl get a perfectly preserved Ford? Here are some […]

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“Cooking with Grandma P.”

My grandmother isn’t cooking anymore. She isn’t as mobile as she used to be, which is a loss for her and also a loss for this website since we enjoyed her recipes so much and because I enjoyed cooking with her so much. But I can remember the times we did spend in the kitchen together and her cookie jar and strange trinkets that she had strewn about. That is […]

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“Fall”

WEST Apples, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Grapes, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon SOUTHWEST Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Grapes, Grapefruit, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Pears, Pecans, Pistachios, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon PACIFIC NORTHWEST Apples, Asian Pears, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers, Corn, Eggplant, Fennel, Grapes, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Nectarines, Okra, […]

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“Better Than Bacon”

In a day or two, things are going to look quite different around here, thanks to two geniuses I know. Lots of candy hidden all over the place. I can hardly wait… stay tuned!

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“Strawberry Rhubarb Pie”

Last night I dreamt about rhubarb. What does that mean? I took it as a sign that I should show you how to make my favorite pie. Any dream interpreters out there can speak now or forever hold your peace. Anyone? Great! Pie it is. Once upon a time there was someone named “The Pie Lady” in my hometown. She lived in Nyack, New York on the Hudson River in […]

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“Just Arrived at Tulipwood”

My dad is a master beekeeper. He builds his own box frames much to my mother’s dismay. It causes a lot of clutter in the garage. But he looks awfully amusing in his bee suit. Rather like an astronaut. He gets his bees from Georgia, not me, the state. It’s an exciting time when they arrive. We don’t always have to order more, but sometimes you lose a hive or […]

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