August 23, 2012
Hiking a few weeks back, we got into a speculative debate about low-impact lifestyles that rely on woodburning (vs coal, oil). What’s the equivalency between using ‘standard’ utilities and wood? How much wood would I burn through to run a laptop for, say, a morning? Catan aside, how would this trade really work out? Well, […]
September 10, 2011
In the latest series of crazy projects, we’re making vinegar. We just inherited a vinegar crock and after realizing that a local brew supply shop had Mothers of Vinegar in stock, we’ve decided to just go for it. We’ll be posting updates of our go at this so you can see what a mother looks […]
June 25, 2011
Today is a cool summer day here in central PA, with a high of a heavenly 75 F. Even so, I can hardly conjure up the memory of those chilly days last fall that found us on our hands and knees poking garlic cloves into the ground. At that time of year, the garden is […]
June 22, 2011
An spring-meets-summer quick pickle for mezze and munching.
June 19, 2011
Ahh.. Sunday morning breakfast! A couple years ago, we had a green-eggs-and-ham something sorta like this. We’re flush with spinach and garlic scapes from our garden, so we decided to wing it and see how it’d turn out. The Plan: A lot of recipes online have versions of this that use a lot of prep […]
June 11, 2011
Prolific and delicious, our Champion of England Peas are a total success this year. Recipes to follow; for now – Note to future selves: Tall varieties are awesome. So is harvesting at dusk. Also: give tall varieties an extra post to support all the extra weight. Oops.
May 16, 2011
This year, we’re bringing back some tried-and-true and testing out some new, unusual varieties we found at the Seed Savers Exchange. Successes, flops, and other updates to follow! We’re growing in central PA, in a valley that tends to the milder side of PA winters, but still with a shorter(ish) growing season. It’s been well, […]
May 5, 2011
At the start of May, peas begin to climb, strawberries are blossoming, and tulips in full bloom. Harvest countdown has begun!
May 4, 2011
Oh man. This is good. Seriously top ten. Go with the freshest chicken and greens you can. The rest is magic. Simple suppers, moosewood style, is probably where cooking started for us a few years back. So, there’s a special place in my heart for that really simple, really tasty, quick fix. This takes a […]