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Great E-Scapes

by Lisa Linderman on June 29, 2011

in food crops,garden,recipe

Today was one of those days where I puttered in the garden.  “I don’t want to weed the garlic,” I thought. “Well, maybe I’ll just pull that one big weed.”  And I pulled it.  And it came out easily, and then I thought, “Well, maybe just one more.”  Before I knew it, I’d weeded all [...]

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Rheum rhubarbarum.

by Lisa Linderman on May 25, 2011

in baking,food crops,garden,recipe

Rheum rhubarbarum sounds like some character out of a bad space opera, but it’s the scientific name of rhubarb.  Just one of those weird little trivia tidbits that get lodged in the wrinkles in my brain, probably because I’ve always liked the sound of it.   And right now, rhubarb is on my mind! About 10 [...]

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I mentioned a couple of posts back that I had decided to dry my beans. Why? Well, I’d originally planted them to eat them green, but after only a couple of times of that, I just fell behind and ended up with plants full of fat green beans at the end of the season. Once [...]

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Must Be Fall!

by Lisa Linderman on October 18, 2009

in events,food crops,fruit

Yesterday I spent most of the day really feeling like it was fall. Got up to a fairly steady, normal fall rain, even! First I went out to the Apple Festival in Venersborg, WA. Venersborg is a very, very small hamlet about 10 miles east of Battle Ground, WA. (When I say small, I mean [...]

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Seems appropriate…wasn’t that an apple falling on Chicken Little’s head which set the whole thing off? Two things I have a lot of around here right now: chickens and apples. The three new chickens are still skittish, but getting settled. The one missing a large patch of her back feathers will launch herself at me [...]

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What a crock.

by Lisa Linderman on August 5, 2009

in food crops,food preservation,pioneer home skills,recipe

No seriously, it’s a crock! I was at the local Wilco Farm Store yesterday looking for canning jars and generally poking about in the canning section while my daughter was amusing herself riding the pint-sized tractor. I was about finished with my selections when I happened to glance down to the bottom shelf and realized [...]

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Pick a Peck of Pickles

by Lisa Linderman on August 2, 2009

in food crops,food preservation,garden,recipe

One of the spaces in my garden this year went to pickling cucumbers. I bought a pack of seeds for around $3.00, and started them in the greenhouse. I’m not sure every single seed came up, but it was pretty darn close. And once I moved them to the garden, even though it was late [...]

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I saw that sign on a local Burgerville…”Asparagus – The Pointiest Vegetable”. At the time it made me giggle, but lately I’ve been a little overly excited about asparagus, so I thought I’d share. A few years ago, someone in my family asked me to pickle some asparagus spears. Okay, I said, bring me some [...]

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For the last few weeks, I’ve been absorbed largely with preparing for the Oregon Glass Guild’s 9th annual Glass Gallery show at the Oregon Convention Center. The show was this last weekend, and my next scheduled show isn’t until November, so I have a nice wide chunk of time where there are no pressing crafting [...]

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