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Straw Bale Garden Part 5: Fall Update

Fall is upon us.  We have already had a frost advisory, but thankfully it didn’t get quite cold enough to kill off the garden.

After a long, hot, dry summer the plants are really taking off now.   311 more words


Soba salad


  • Buckwheat soba
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shrimp
  • Japanese cucumbers
  • Wafu salad dressing
  • Toasted wanton skin

Field of dreams...

She was the typical city girl —
Never cared much for the country life.
A friend’s request to escape for the weekend
Was met with some resistence… 184 more words

The must-have food I eat all day, every day

I read once read to eat food, mainly plants, and not much of it.  I adhere to the first two of these, but the third I happily ignore.  194 more words


At the Close of the Summer

August through September: a time of out-of-control cucumbers and beans, green tomatoes, caladiums, sweet autumn clematis, moon flowers, and toad lilies.

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Dill Pickles

                                        Dill Pickles

I get a fresh farm box every other week from Templeton Valley Farms, and I love it! I got some cucumbers and fresh dill (among other things) but really wanted to do something different with them; so I made Dill Pickles! 231 more words

September 7 weekly menu | summer table

Farm Fresh

carrots, cucumber, eggplant, gourmet greens, green beans, jalapeños, leeks, lettuce, melon, onions, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes

What’s for Dinner?

In addition to all of those amazing veggies pictured above, northwest peaches are at their height right now – get them while you can, and eat (and drink) up.  1,480 more words