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Tofu Nuggets and the Battle for Spring

Here’s the thing about spring in the southeast- it is NOT gradual. No clear easy ramp up from cold to warm, from a scattering of snow in the oak leaves to the tender baby leaves and azalea blossoms. Instead, the … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemons

There hasn’t been a recipe here for a bit, what with all the life going on…but today’s the day. Herein please find the recipe for the best roast chicken you ever had in your life. Now, I realize this is … Continue reading

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Quick Daikon Refrigerator Pickles

I keep going out to the garden, staring at the tiny kale, spinach, arugula, spring onion and snow pea shoots that are peeping out from the black soil, and muttering “grow, grow, grow!” You see, we got really spoiled this … Continue reading

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Praise the Lard: home rendering lard for baking

You know, after two pig roasts and a handful of home butchering experiences, I’m compiling a ridiculous number of recipes that begin “start with a whole pig.” These are, perhaps, difficult to recreate at home for the average reader. However, … Continue reading

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Haystache!

Clearly, I wrote too soon. This afternoon, Rhetta is busily making a nest, and exhibiting classic haystache behavior. I think we really really (probably) have at least one pregnant rabbit! Hooray!!! Perhaps our rabbit-raising woes are over. We’ll know for … Continue reading

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Connection, and the Matriarchy of Sourdough

I have a conflicted relationship with my own generational ties of food and love, and yes…obligation to the women of my family of origin. At the same time, I am blessed to have passionate, strong, supportive ties to the women of my community, my heart’s ancestors and kin, with whom I share meals and comfort and struggle. This is echoed in the little pots of sourdough I’ve sent off with friends, so that a piece of my kitchen and the work of my hands can be shared between us. Continue reading

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Embracing Imperfection: Sourdough Bread

When I sketched out my little list of ‘things to blog about’, sourdough bread was right at the top of the list. You see, I LOVE bread, am an avid baker, and am somewhat anthropomorphically attached to my sourdough starter, … Continue reading

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