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How do I get my ideas?

  I’m often asked at the market “where do you get your ideas?’.  I’m going to try to ‘splain’ it to you, as this week was typical. Let’s start with the fact that late winter isn’t a great time to … Continue reading

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Farmers Market in Spring

Tigress, who is my blogging hero(ine), posted a good link this morning about how to go to the farmers market. Early spring can be a time of disappointed expectations, with not much popping out of the ground, no big tomatoes, no … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and Local Produce

Last week I got my first really local produce of the season, rhubarb from Cha, on of the many oriental small farmers in Eastern King County. In the line of produce vendors, she had the only rhubarb and it was … Continue reading

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Artisanal v. Preservationist

Tigress, in her Facebook post this morning,  referred me to this long blog comment in Doris and Jilly. Doris and Jilly were upset at the snide and snarky tone of a New York Times article about some home preservation techniques. I’m … Continue reading

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Ways to use jam, lesson the nth.

Tigress, in this mornings blog entry, makes a great steamed pudding with jam. An English treat called, surprisingly enough, jam pudding. It looks great, and I’d love to make it, but I’d need to buy a new bowl, some nice … Continue reading

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The bitter taste of failure — or Onions make me cry

It’s wintertime, no berries except in the dried fruit bins, and time for imagination for jam. So last week I made some onion and garlic jam, thinking it would caramelize nicely and be delicious. It wasn’t. So down the garbage grinder … Continue reading

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A Marketing Dilemma

So, I was reading the River Cottage Preserves cookbook, and I had just bought a cool apple peeling machine, and I came across a recipe called “compost-heap jelly.” Being who I am, fond of both recycling and irony, I proceeded … Continue reading

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The Spices of Fall

I spent monday in the kitchen with a batch of fruit and somehow I only made savory. The most interesting, from my perspective, was Apple Butter with Ancho Chilie. I took the recipe from Tigress. I splurged for great apples from … Continue reading

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Zombies and Raspberries

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