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Last winter we bought a half of a pig from our neighbors Gwen and Fred, of apple and garlic fame. We’ve been steadily working our way through all 100 pounds of it, and it’s been a real joy to bring to the table each time. I can’t speak highly enough about the virtues of buying […]

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If you haven’t gotten enough offal from the sweetbreads and the kidney posts, we have one more for you here. If you have had enough, then I promise this is the last one for a while (until we pull the goat hearts out of the freezer). While tongue (and heart) are technically not offal, a […]

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Our zucchini plant continues to produce bountiful and frightfully large zucchinis, firmly securing its place as the star of the season in our garden. Yesterday as we were leaving the house for work, we noticed two monstrous zucchinis that, if we’re not mistaken, were just little babies last week. People complain about large zucchinis, but […]

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Talley and I have not prepared a lot of Greek food, but our neighbor Pam has and every year she and my aunt Jenni host a big greek dinner at the houseboat next door. This year they made souvlaki (meat and veggies grilled on sticks – I am not at all sure what the difference […]

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Gyoza

by Talley

in Asian,Main Course,Pork

We have a very prolific zucchini plant this year. At first, we were hesitant to pick them, not wanting to waste our precious few gems without careful consideration of how they’d be used. Somewhere along the way though, Beryl discovered that if you pick them, it only encourages the plant to produce more veggies. And […]

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This came together pretty fast and was very satisfying. The only thing I would change is the use of the chard stem – the texture of the stem was distracting from then nice soft greens even though they were thoroughly cooked. If you do want to use them, just make sure you really cook them […]

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Pesto

by Talley

in Methods

This past spring, Beryl manned the Sunseed Farm booth at the Ballard Farmers’ Market selling veggie starts. Nick, the owner, stocked 6 different kinds of basil plants: Genovese, Italian large leaf, purple petra, lemon, thai, and cinnamon basil. Beryl came home with all varieties but the lemon basil and planted no less than eleven basil […]

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Continuing with the theme of my last post, I made a couple other dishes this past weekend using the open fire. Both come from one of my favorite cookbooks (certainly my favorite for southeast Asian food) called Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia. I can’t say enough about the authors, Jeffrey […]

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