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The little corn who couldn’t.

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Someone had asked for an update on the mystery corn in my backyard. The answer is that it’s . . . a mystery. Nobody would go near the corn because it was crawling with tiny black ants. But I finally managed to pry the ear open a few weeks ago and snapped a shot. Sort […]

Late for my date.

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Good grief, where have I been? This post is late late late, but here’s the problem with food blogging. By the time you post about a food in season—especially when you don’t live in California—that season is nearly over. So really, most posts about certain foods should be stored away for next year. I’m doing […]

If it works for Dracula…

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

I canned tomatoes for the first time this year. The jars contain a mixture of Early Girl, Arkansas Traveler, Jet Star, Juliet, a few Cherokee Purple, and unknown varieties from family and friends who thought I could use a few more tomatoes. Here are five thoughts that might persuade someone to put up five quarts […]

Tomato Time.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Pick vegetables and herbs in the morning because they’re most nutritious then, I’ve read. No wait, pick them in the afternoon because they’re most nutritious then, I’ve read. Pick them after a rainfall. Pick them after a short drought. Pick them on sunny days. Pick them on foggy days. Pick them on partly cloudy days […]