With the change to the new administration comes a change to the cabinet. In particular I am interested in how the new Secretary of Agriculture will fill their positions. I am concerned about the appointment of Vilsack to the position, for various reasons I will discuss at a later date. I am pleased with the … Continue reading Sustainable Farming Policy
Recipes 10 and 11 from the book are favorites of mine from Greece. I broke out the filo dough and made us some spanakopita and baklava. For those of you who are unfamiliar with spanakopita, the book calls it spinach pie, but that really doesn't do it justice. It's more like a rectangular quiche that … Continue reading Greek night! AKA: Time to break out the filo
Last week one of my BFFs came over to deliver five backyard chickens that a friend of hers decided she didn't want to keep anymore. I'm not exactly sure the story behind how we ended up with them (they are in quarantine so I'm not concerned about illness), but I was more than happy to … Continue reading Why YOU need to know what you want
We made an entire meal using recipes from the book. I went with a meal that I know I love but have never been able to make myself, or at least not well. The meal? Falafel with Pita, yogurt sauce, and Sudanese beans (Falafel with Khubiz Arabi, Laban, and Fūl) I haven't tried making pita … Continue reading A whole meal!
This post is a month late. Everything in this post occurred a month ago. Sometimes it happens that other posts take precedence. C'est la vie. This year I was determined to plant cover crops on my beds to increase water and nutrient retention for the following year. I thought I was on the ball! I … Continue reading Cover crops?
A while back we watched a show on Netflix called Street Food: South America. I think I have written about it before, but regardless if you like food you should watch it. Anyway, the first episode is based in Argentina and is centered around a chef who specializes in these giant cheese crusted potato omelets. … Continue reading Tortilla de Patatas
When we set up the solar system (I love saying that, I know it's technically a photovoltaic (PV) system, but I will forever use this one) we were able to obtain 60 batteries for free. A company that had used these batteries as a server backup had gone under and left them to be disposed … Continue reading Batteries not included
If you are planning to purchase your chickens, especially large quantities, from a breeder (as opposed to buying them from agriculture retail stores), now is the time to do it. If you are still unsure where you want to purchase your poultry livestock check out our earlier post on Choosing the Right Chicken. Once you … Continue reading It’s time to order your chickens!
I turn 40 today. It's a milestone I have been both looking forward to and dreading. Personally I really like the idea of growing older. I am definitely more mature, and much more inclined towards the intellectual than I was even 5 years ago (although in truth I always have been motivated to learn more … Continue reading Happy Birthday, here’s 40!
I know, this is very late for a Christmas post, but, well, better late than never! For Christmas this year I was gifted with four books from my wish list, which was very exciting. Among those books was an international cookbook I had been toying with purchasing for the past year. It is even better … Continue reading Merry late Christmas!