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...
Savoring the Most Simple There Can Be

Savoring the Most Simple 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...
Introducing It’s in the Bag—or Not! Storage Guide

Introducing It’s in the Bag—or Not! Storage Guide

Happy August! Summer is rolling along and with it, an avalanche of summer produce that’s tumbling in thick and fast. Are you having a hard time keeping up with it already? Are your fruits and veggies spoiling faster than you can eat them? Many of us waste lots...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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