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Quarantine Cuisine

Quarantine Cuisine

In these challenging times, our resident writer Deborah DeBord reminds us that meals at home don't have to be boring. With simple ingredients that you might already have in your refrigerator or pantry, food that's not only nourishing but downright delicious and...

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Staying Calm and Eating Well in Times of Coronavirus

Staying Calm and Eating Well in Times of Coronavirus

These are surreal times, to say the least. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, my family and I went from dining out in restaurants on Saturday to relying on Caviar deliveries to our hotel room on Monday. No doubt your food options may be changing very quickly too as...

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Growing Nourishment in Lovely Ways

Growing Nourishment in Lovely Ways

This has been a year of travel for me. Some of it has been to places exotic and exciting like New York, Paris, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, but also to others not so well-known but still wonderful and beautiful—like the American Midwest and the...

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Late-Summer Reflections from Helsing Junction Farm

Late-Summer Reflections from Helsing Junction Farm

This week's blog post comes from Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, Washington, south of Seattle, which is mentioned in my book, Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook. We’re big fans of this farm that was founded in1992 by Annie Salafsky and Susan Ujcic as one...

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Savoring the Most Simple Foods There Can Be

Savoring the Most Simple Foods There Can Be

For someone who has written two cookbooks, I don't spend much time in the kitchen. In fact, it may shock you that I hardly ever cook. Part of the reason is the time of life I'm at; I no longer have a family to cook for, and my husband's food preferences are quite...

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Gastronomy for the Ear: My Favorite Food Podcasts

Gastronomy for the Ear: My Favorite Food Podcasts

As part of my occupation as a book designer, I spend many hours doing pleasurable but mindless formatting work. To keep my brain sufficiently challenged, I started listening several years ago to a multitude of food podcasts. Here are a few of my favorites, ranging...

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The Glories of Green Garlic

The Glories of Green Garlic

In recent weeks, as the produce offerings at your local farmers market or grocery store (or even your first CSA boxes, which are appearing in many parts of the country now) transition into spring, you may have seen some rather wildly curved stalks with whippy things...

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A Coming of Spring: Rhubarb

A Coming of Spring: Rhubarb

You know that spring has sprung when you start seeing the huge crimson or rose-blush stalks of rhubarb laid out on the farmers market table, or perhaps vigorously growing in your own garden beneath enormous leaves. In the Western Hemisphere, rhubarb typically comes...

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A Remembrance

A Remembrance

At the end of this past March, my father, Dewey Lipe, transitioned in his sleep after a tremendous 14-year journey with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson's. Normally, my blog posts here are about food, cooking, and local agriculture, but I wanted to take this moment to...

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Packing Healthy Meals and Lunches for Kids

Packing Healthy Meals and Lunches for Kids

This guest post comes to us from Claire P, an engineer at Brillopak, a robotic packing and Palletising machine manufacturing company in the UK. In this post, Claire talks about how to pack lunches for your children that are not only healthful and nutritious but are...

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The Case for Not Cooking

The Case for Not Cooking

Did you make New Year's resolutions to improve your health this year? If so, how is it going now that we're nearly a month into 2018? Are you feeling good about yourself sticking with diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, or other wellness changes? Did those plans include...

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Events for 2018

Thanks for a great 2017 season! Please check back for upcoming events in 2018—I hope to cook up appearances in Texas, the East Coast, Southwest, southern California, and the Pacific NW. Let me know if you'd like me to appear in your town or city!

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Seasonality: A True Definition

Seasonality: A True Definition

This guest post is by Jack Hedin, farmer and owner of Featherstone Farm, one of the largest CSA farms in southeastern Minnesota. The farm produces around 70 varieties of fresh market fruits and vegetables for distribution to natural food stores, wholesalers, and CSA...

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