Monthly Archives: June 2013

A New Sandwich Creation

We are always trying to come up with new venison recipes, and Dave came up with a doozie of one the other day. We’re calling it the Roeben sandwich, for lack of a better name, although it is made with … Continue reading

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Espresso Time

Ah, espresso. I wish that I could tell you that we are enjoying a caffeinated holiday abroad but, alas, our lifestyle here isn’t very compatible with overseas vacations. Or vacation at all, actually. So, we’re doing espresso our way: chowing … Continue reading

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Romy Oh!

Bulb fennel has always been somewhat of a mystery to me. I never knew what I should do with it, so I never grew any, opting instead to grow bronze fennel for its ornamental beauty, ignoring any culinary use that … Continue reading

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Cucumber Update

This winter when I was buying our seeds for spring planting, I went hog wild in the cucumber department. When the seeds that I had ordered arrived in the mail, I realized that I had ordered about 10 different kinds … Continue reading

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Home on the Bayou

This afternoon on a walk around the farm, we spotted a wet weather pool that formed last week during the huge rain storms that we had here. The pool, essentially a big puddle, probably about 500 gallons of water or … Continue reading

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Borscht Belt South

We have had a bumper crop of Chioggia beets this spring. Until today, I had been using them raw in salads, but they had started getting bitter as soon as they moved past the “baby beet” stage. Since this afternoon … Continue reading

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Blueberry Conundrum

Our initial planting of blueberries consisted of about 30 bushes, and they have really started to take off. We have been so pleased with their progress that we are looking into expanding our plantings. However, we have noticed that some … Continue reading

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The Color of the Day is Purple

Purple hands, purple teeth, purple bird poop? Yep, the world turns a bit more purple when the mulberry tree is fruiting. I have fallen in love with our mulberry tree: it requires very little care, doesn’t seem to succumb to … Continue reading

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