Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ode to the Tomato

After last year’s dismal tomato harvest, I went all out this year to ensure that we would have lots of tomatoes and I’m so pleased to find my efforts paying off now. I started plants from seed indoors late last … Continue reading

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Cheese Should Not Be Licensed

I just returned from hearing Joel Salatin speak here in Portland about how food safety regulations burden small farmers and producers to the detriment of local food systems and the consumers who would be healthier and happier eating real food … Continue reading

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The Best Mayonnaise…

I’ve been making mayonnaise at home for a while now. Twenty years ago, when I first began exploring French cuisine, trying recipe after recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking a decade before Julie Powell began her … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat with Leg of Lamb

As much as I enjoy working in my kitchen, when the dog days of summer hit, I can’t stand the heat and I become obsessed with avoiding it as much as possible. I’m also always looking for ways to get … Continue reading

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