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Random Food of the Day

Okra with onions, paired with some additional noodle dishes at a Mongolian restaurant in Xi’an.  Not shown in the picture is a pair of perfectly roasted giant lamb shanks! Advertisements

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Random Food of the Day

Smoked veg from the garden – a good way to use up apple prunings.

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Pickled Turnips

It has been a fairly good year in the garden for turnips, and production has rapidly exceeded consumption. One answer: pickling them. Start with the trimmed and washed turnips. Peel and slice… Add in a few other items for color … Continue reading

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After the storm and final planting

Somehow the orchyard managed to escape the hailstorm with a near-miss. Neighbors on the next road up had their newly planted gardens battered beyond repair, but as far as I can tell I lost a couple of eggplants in the … Continue reading

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An early dashing

Last autumn I expanded the orchyard by planting several new perennials.  While the pears and quince seem to have come through the winter OK, the rest of the group seem to have not done as well.  Of two hazelnut plants, … Continue reading

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Impatient for Spring

Spring is arriving – slowly. Today I noticed birds chirping in the middle of the day for the first time this year, and the garden centers are flush with seeds and seed starting supplies. A couple of weeks ago I … Continue reading

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The Veg Garden

I grew up eating home-grown vegetables. We had a garden, our neighbors had gardens, and it was incomprehensible to me that everyone did not have a garden. We then moved from a rural to a suburban setting and gardening focus … Continue reading

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