Monthly Archives: June 2014

Garlic Scape Pesto

Yesterday it was time to get serious about using up my CSA produce from week 1.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my garlic scapes:  garlic scape pesto.  I made this for the first time last summer … Continue reading

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The chicken coop is finally finished–for real!

What a relief tonight!  We have finished the coop.  All buttoned up and totally waterproofed.  This after it rained every day this week.  Hard rain, too.  But today was the first day that it did not rain, and it was … Continue reading

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Using my CSA bounty–Swiss chard pizza

I have to start out with a confession:  I don’t think, before tonight, that I have ever cooked with fresh oregano.  I know, I know…but before you start judging me…ok, fine.  Judge me.  I’m a shameful excuse of a foodie, … Continue reading

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It happened: our first CSA pick up!

Yesterday was our first CSA pick up of the season.  After the Great CSA Panic of 2014, it was a relief to actually witness it and haul home a whole bunch of spring greens.  My half share included 1 huge … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home Again

It’s always so good to be home after a long trip away, especially when that trip involves working 12 hour days and camping with no running water (we were fortunate enough this time to have a pit toilet, though!).  Last … Continue reading

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Cherry Lime Rhubarb bars will get me through my field work this week

My first field work of the summer is coming up this week (Monday, actually), so I spent the weekend doing laundry, locating camping gear I haven’t used since my field work last summer, going to the grocery store, and prepping some … Continue reading

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Margarita cupcakes!!

Brief chicken update before we get started:  Guess who found her way into the coop all by herself tonight?!  That’s right, Little Miss Ancona!  When I checked on the girls, I didn’t see her outside all by herself, so I … Continue reading

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A growing wagon train of garden boxes

Tonight Hubby and I finished and planted one more garden box, which brings our total to 8 now (the other 3 are out of view to the right and run perpendicular to these).  I hope we can get the last one … Continue reading

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One more garden box planted!

How long ago did my boss give me those 9 tomato transplants?  Three weeks, maybe?  Maybe it hasn’t been that long, but it seems like it.  Well tonight they finally found their way into the ground.  All 11 of them … Continue reading

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A “finished” chicken coop….And a fat-free carrot spice cupcake recipe

Oh my.  What a day.  Hubby and I were determined to get the chicken coop inhabitable THIS WEEKEND and we did it.  We spent all day yesterday and today (11 hours today alone) busting ass to get it “finished.”  We … Continue reading

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