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Friends Make Pie and Pies Make Friends

A few nights ago we sat Sonia for David & Kim so they could have a “moms & pops” dinner and a movie night. David came bearing gifts, namely some raspberries & a huge bowl of sour cherries that he had picked from a friend’s backyard tree. Alone, the cherries were almost inedible. They were […]

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Herb Bouquets Rock

Basil, Thyme, Rosemary & Wildflowers The Community Garden gets a lot more sun than my shady grove of a backyard and we’ve got the basil to prove it. I’ve harvested a ton of basil and every time I go back up there’s more to harvest. We don’t want the plants to get bitter, and we […]

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Nom Nom Nom

Justin & I took a saunter up to the Community Garden today to check on the plants, water, and see if there was anything we could harvest. The spigot has either been stolen or replaced with some funky gadget that we can’t access, so we couldn’t water. But thankfully, the Big Guy in the Sky […]

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Pickin’ Berries, Yo!

Mid-June in Rhode Island means “strawberry season” and we couldn’t be more excited to see a local berry, ever! For the last nine months I have been taunted with foreign berries as far as Chile, and as much as I wanted them, I just couldn’t bring myself to support the global carbon footprint it represents.

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Gone Bananas!

Okay, we know this is totally decadent, but hey… when you’ve got four extra ripe bananas, you have to do *something* with them.

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Buguettes: the First Run…

So about a week ago, David mentioned that he was going to a food conference in Richmond and would I bake some bread for the event. Of course I would. He told me he’d like to have the bread for dipping in oil & vinegar, so we agreed that baguettes would be the best choice. […]

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We never tire of Mediterranean Food…

Making pitas was a challenge for me. I got the recipe from thefreshloaf.com but the first couple times I made them I didn’t get the full expansion in the oven until I altered the recipe some, adding a couple tablespoons of wheat gluten & a couple tablespoons of dairy (milk, but I think yogurt would […]

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Garden Update

The good news is that everything is growing! And seemingly (without jinxing or hexing) growing well. All except the raspberry bush, which is pretty much still one ugly stalk with a couple of burnt up leaves. Of course, I don’t have a picture of that.. instead, a lovely little preview of (what I believe to […]

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Brazil Takes Matters Home

Brazilian protesters destroy GM crops: group 5 days ago (source) SAO PAULO (AFP) — Around 300 women rural residents in Brazil burst into a property owned by the US company Monsanto and destroyed a plant nursery and crops containing genetically modified corn, their organization said. The women were protesting what they saw as environmental damage […]

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Not-so-Sticky Buns for Obama, Yes!

What better way to celebrate a Sunday morning than lovely, sweet delicious ObamaBuns. Not too sticky, no! Chock full of almond paste with brown sugar and butter, oh yes!

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Hot Pita Lovin’

I saw a recipe on thefreshloaf.com for Pita bread and recalled I had a can of chickpeas in the pantry that would make a super nice hummus. Paired up with the falafel and the bounty of vegetables we have on hand.. well, it was a formula for Mediterranean Night!

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Conventional vs. Organic

I just stumbled across an article discussing the nutrients of “organic” foods vs. “conventional” foods that claims that “organic” foods are 40% more nutritionally sound than their “conventional” counterparts. It struck me as odd, really, because this sounds like a sweeping generality that might be using a fear tactic to keep people from buying conventionally […]