cooking

Immersion in motion

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There are a handful of gadgets we really want in our kitchen, yet we don’t get them. We turn the other way at Target…

Cracked in the Head

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Leaving our cute-as-pie farmers‘ house after a brilliant pre-Christmas dinner, Jenny surprised us with a jar of pork cracklins. These magic tidbits are all…

#delicious

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OK, so Winter Storm Leon sucked. Our drafty 100-year-old house took exception to the icy onslaught and rewarded us with indoor temperatures of 59°F…

‘Nipped in the bud

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So it’s mid-January, and we’re still enjoying the stash of root veggies tucked away in the crisper bin back in November. Turnips have proven…

Biscuitville

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I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that my sister, reigning Biscuit Queen of the family, taught me how to…

Start paring purple

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This year marked our first attempt to grow sweet potatoes in containers on the wee homestead, an experiment to determine the smallest amount of…

The Food Stamp Diet

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Our so-called “food stamp diet” was a seven-day experiment in living with a food allotment of $3.36 per person per day. It was miserable….

H.R. okrastuff

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As much as we love okra, we’d already pickled a bunch and gumbo’d a bunch and fried a bunch this year. Was at a…