Monthly Archives: November 2017

First year, and worth it.

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It’s time.

 The finest-tasting butternut squash is homegrown organically. But you knew that. Buy if you must, but buy whole ones only. Those tasteless pre-skinned and sliced thingies are for those who don’t know how to have fun. As to preparation, don’t peel them. … Continue reading

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One afternoon

Just got back from taking kitchen swill to the compost bin, me and Fenway. He watched his fish friends in the pond, and almost caught a frog. Me, I sat in a folding stool, watching the clouds scudding aloft, passing … Continue reading

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When a recipe calls for a garlic clove, that’s always a typo. They meant 2 or 3.

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Free compost

Autumn leaves are like a big load of free organic fertilizer. I hire a fellow to chop up and bag our leaves each fall, dump them in the garden, and I spread them out like a winter coat . Underneath, … Continue reading

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Fresh leeks

I love the taste of freshly-harvested leeks; royalty of the onion family. The white and light green parts are tastiest, so bury young plants deep and mulch high with leaves or such to blanch the stems. These are headed to … Continue reading

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The Sunday garden

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Autumn sprouts

Brussels sprouts are healthy and easy to grow. I snip off the growing tip of leaves in fall to put plant energy into the sprouts — which are delicious; the naysayers notwithstanding (roast them.)  Sprouts help prevent cancer with antioxidants … Continue reading

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