This bowl of lettuces and kale is the first cut of spring, taken from the unheated greenhouse while snow flurries whip around outside. With the help of 6 mils of plastic and some row cover, the salad easily survived three months of winter, with temperatures that went down to … [Read more...] about Winter salad
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Long-term veggie storage can get fairly involved, with root cellars, sticking things in piles of sand, adjusting humidity, spotting and culling the spoiled, that sort of thing, or it can be as simple as tossing a plastic bag of small carrots, little guys that wound up at the … [Read more...] about Stored carrots for stew
Yes, yet another thing to do with KALE! In a small fit of inspiration, I tore up a few fistfuls of baby Red Russian, and tossed 'em into the pot with carrots, onions, grass-fed beef shank, salt, pepper, garlic and water, slow-cooked for quite a while, six hours or more, adding … [Read more...] about Beef meets kale
Continuing snowy white and frigid outside, and if it weren't for the handy neighborhood supermarket, the last thing you'd be thinking about around here right now is fresh orange juice. The reality is, there's plenty of it, legally speaking, at least: aseptic storage and flavor … [Read more...] about Fresh as it gets!
[From 18-May-2013] No food styling, just salad! The first grown-this-season greens - romaine, butterhead, oakleaf/salad bowl letuces - picked by raiding half-grown plants for a few leaves apiece. Dinner. … [Read more...] about May salad