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Wood for Ore?

August 23, 2012

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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, […]

Better Basics: Red Wine Vinegar!

September 10, 2011

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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 […]

The growth-cycle of garlic.

June 25, 2011

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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 […]

Quick Pickles: Hot Cauliflower, Onions, and Scapes

June 22, 2011

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An spring-meets-summer quick pickle for mezze and munching.

Creamy Scape and Spinach Eggs

June 19, 2011

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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 […]

Champion of England Peas: Success!

June 11, 2011

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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.

An Evolving Garden Line-Up

May 16, 2011

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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, […]