Monthly Archives: February 2010

Smells Like Spring Spirit

We were enjoying a lovely spring tease here last week and my mind began turning to nettles. I strongly believe that our bodies, if we let them, will guide us to the foods we need for health. In the winter, … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Fennel

Fennel bulb intrigues me and I love it in salads and roasted, but ideas for how to combine its nutty licorice-ness in a cooked savory dish have alluded me. Two fennel bulbs and a chuck roast in my fridge inspired … Continue reading

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Portland Area Home Food Production Resources

Two people ask for local gardening/food production resources last weekend…must be all the fine weather. Here are my faves. Please comment with yours! Books About Growing Food Here Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades by Steve Solomon Maritime Northwest Garden … Continue reading

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New Twist on Potato, Leek & Asparagus Soup

Potato-leek soup has been with me for a long time. Most famously it was the base for an asparagus-potato-leek soup I made for President Jimmy Carter years ago, when I worked as a bookseller and he came to our store … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Liver…

Recently, I took a package of what I thought was pork sausage out of my deep freeze and put it in the fridge to thaw. Imagine my horror when I opened the package to find pork liver when I was … Continue reading

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Deck Family Farm Meat Buying Club Intructions

The beef, pork, and poultry are raised by them, the lamb and goat by other local farmers near Junction City, Oregon, just west of Eugene. All animals are raised on pasture. The Decks follow the intensive rotational grazing method on … Continue reading

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