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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Short cake for grownups

When I was a kid, my mom always ruined strawberries by getting them home, slicing them up and then adding sugar. Only when I was an adult did I learn that the fancy french word for this is ‘macerating’ and … Continue reading

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How to use your jam — a short illustrated lesson

So last weekend at the Market I seemed to have a lot of conversations that started with “how would you use that?” as bewildered customers looked at a jar of chutney. A large number of questions centered around the pomegranate … Continue reading

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Kumquat Chutney and a shout-out.

Well, Tigress, whom I greatly admire, posted about a chutney made of kumquats. I was intrigued for a few different reasons — the spicing was different than I usually use, it used kumquats, and it introduced the sichuan pepper. The sichuan pepper turns … Continue reading

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The year in review —

This is a nice picture I found on the web, entitled ‘Taking Stock’ and I’m just doing that for the year 2011. I thought I might share a few facts and factoids. First, the production numbers — I made a … Continue reading

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My competition from Tel Aviv

So my daughter the rabbi sent me a picture from shuk haikkarim, the farmers market in Tel Aviv, with my Israeli competition. The flavors are mango, plum, orange with coffee, apricot, fig, cherry, guava …..  

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The new world of food — a survey

Mark Bittman is the New York Times food columnist and his Thanksgiving column is a good place to get an overview of the leading edge of change in the world of food. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/no-turkeys-here/?scp=4&sq=mark%20bittman&st=cse.  I recommend spending a lazy afternoon or … Continue reading

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Local Food, no elitist plot.

Mark Bittman, the New York Times food writer, has a good essay about why to eat local. I’m reccomending it. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/local-food-no-elitist-plot/?ref=opinion. I try to get most of my product locally, and I always credit a local producers in the ingrediants … Continue reading

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All them markets

I recieved an email from a student who has made a cool database of farmers Markets and what they sell etc. Check it out– http://farmers-markets.findthedata.org/

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East meets West in a game of chicken

I regret not getting the camera out when I started, but I hope to add a picture of the finished product. The story is that on a whim, I asked Jennifer at Crown S. Ranch if they had any chicken … Continue reading

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