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Ingesting the garden

Spring Miso—made from our garden kale, garden garlic greens, and garden fiddlehead ferns with mushrooms (“hen of the woods” and bunapi), asparagus, spring onions, and sugar snap peas. Ingesting the garden, internalizing its harvest, always provides more than the daily … Continue reading

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It’s winter, but it’s spring, I mean summer…..rolls

When IB was in high school we had lots of Friday night dinners with his friends. It was a great way for us to get to know who his friends were at a time in his life when sharing anything … Continue reading

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Eating and drinking at the same time

What a better way to celebrate the solstice and the first days of winter than by embracing the cold and ice, the ices that is. Inspired by a friend who went deliciously crazy over making all sorts of ice cream … Continue reading

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Not all beans are created equal

As part of the 8th grade’s trip to DC each spring, we go to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. It is my favorite part of the trip. His vital creativity and inventive genius is manifested in every aspect of the house, … Continue reading

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All kinds of harvest here…

JB’s retirement has brought all sorts of delicious perks to our relationship, especially the enthusiastically prepared new recipes he has been making for dinner lately. What a treat to come home to some new healthy gourmet creation after an intense … Continue reading

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Apples and Honey…with a kick

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This holiday is often called the birthday of the world because the world was supposedly created on this date. There are many traditions connected with this holiday, but one of the most … Continue reading

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Even the alleys are rich with possibilities

OK. JB and I are definitely alley rats. We do indeed scour the alleys, looking for treasures, which is almost daily since we need to go through the alley to get to the garage. The building behind us is filled … Continue reading

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And still more cucumbers!

JB makes the best Sunomo. Here he is madly preparing this amazing dish, trying to keep up with the bountiful harvest from our garden. (NB: No need to seed the cucumbers. Also this dish tastes best if it refrigerates over … Continue reading

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Interspersing the layers of lasagna

Last night HR came over, a friend of IB’s, to make her “world famous” lasagna. Luckily the weather cooperated and did not soar into the realms that might make cooking this dish in the summer a bit like preparing a … Continue reading

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Awash in cucumbers

We are awash in cucumbers. Pictured above are four of the kinds of cucumbers we are growing this year: Little Leaf, Lemon (the round yellow), Chinese (the long thin ones), and Parisian Pickling (the pear-shaped, yellowish, bumpy ones). Today we … Continue reading

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