Month: July 2015

On Sows, Bellybutton High

One nice thing about the summers we’ve been having lately, is that while wet, they are also cool. Temperatures in the seventies and eighties are the norm, and, aside from a day here and there, we’ve not really even had too much of that stifling […]

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Light for Light: One Light Bulb, Endless Possibilities

Among the first things I noticed after arriving in Ethiopia were the open-air butchers. Most were no more than twelve-by-twelve, just tiny shops cobbled together with steel siding and tarps; tucked in-between electronics shops and hair salons and places that seemed to sell nothing but […]

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On Painting with Light, Independent Ewes + Rustic Brambleberry Galette

As I type this I’m into my second slice of Brambleberry Galette, and I don’t feel the slightest bit bad about it. This happens every summer, during those sweet two or three weeks where it seems everything is ripe at once — at least if, like me, by “everything” you mean “all the berries.” It’ll be ten months before they come ripe again so it only seems appropriate to eat them in every imaginable way while we can. (more…)

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On Strawberry Jam & Tomcats + Sourdough Bacon Sandwiches, Two Ways

Strawberry Jam My Mother was never much of a canner, from where I got the gene that urges me to put things by we have to go back another generation. When I started my first garden she stopped by one day mid-summer to see it. […]

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Church Fires & Big Pictures

I’m not a lady. I mean, I’m a woman; I’m female, but I’m not ladylike. If you’re familiar with the Myers-Briggs methodology of personality classification, I’m an ENTP. Male and female ENTP’s combined only make up about 3% of the population, and they say most […]

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