Posts in Food
Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest

Just a few books into this project and I have been exposed to a wide variety of traditions throughout our country. By coincidence, and timing, I shared two books on foraging earlier this year. I have been picking books that expose me to a diverse set of traditions, mixed with books for review.

The cookbook I’m sharing today is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A book filled with recipes and stories throughout. I felt transported to a place I have never visited, yet the similarities to Nordic food is there. It’s how we cook food that makes all the difference, sometimes. For example, pan fried potatoes taste completely different when cooked with butter versus bacon fat.

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Green Kitchen Stories

Hello Friends!

A quick life update. Bill’s broken foot it healing well enough to move into normal foot wear, and we hope to have news on our move this week. In less than two weeks we begin the moving process with a company that organizes, removes and donates. I have never used a service to help with this stage of moving but I am looking forward to the help.

I’m also eager to start traveling again. With Bill and I living between two states and a house for sale… personal travel has been paused. First up is a visit with Andrew to explore DC and northern Virginia in June. I’m starting to get the itch to plan another adventure on the trails. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for us.

Are you busy planning summer travel?

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Ruffage: A practical guide to vegetables

Hello friends,

I planted my garden weeks ago, hoping to harvest before we move this summer. The weather has been so cold and gloomy that other than the lettuce… nothing is growing much. I also transplanted from strawberries into containers so they can move with us. Now we need to finalize our housing in Virginia :)

Tomorrow night I will be make one of the recipes below, charred lettuce. I must admit I have never thought to char lettuce - it’s been a wonderful surprise of a recipe.

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Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow

Good morning friends. March was incredibly busy for us and provided little time to blog.

I know some of you thought it would never happen… our home is for sale! We also may have found a home in Virginia, but we are not quite ready to make an offer. In the meantime, I will plant a spring harvest this week, and start preparing the deck/patio for outdoor dining.

Today I’m highlighting a cookbook published late summer 2018. I cook from this one a lot. The recipes are easy to make, nutritious and are… oh so good!

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