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Fifty Pounds of Stone Fruit

Fifty Pounds of Stone Fruit

Today’s entry isn’t about nutrition, or food policy, or new recipes. It’s just a little story about fifty pounds of stone fruit, a bird’s nest, and a box of dead leaves that arrived in the mail. The story begins with my recent fascination with urban homesteading, and my earnest efforts to bring little pieces of […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Red, White, and Blue Food

It’s that time of year again, when enterprising cooks go all-out to make the food match the flag. It’s a cute enough idea, but most of us seem to run into trouble on the “blue” end of things. Whose idea was it to add blue to our country’s flag, anyway? Didn’t Betsy Ross stop to […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Food on a Stick

Why put your food in little piles on your plate when you can line it all up on a stick? There’s something about having your food in linear form that seems to appeal to our inner sense of order. Plus, it’s more fun to eat that way. When we started contemplating food on a stick, […]

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Summer Treats on Overload

School’s not even out yet (where we live, at least) and already this week we’ve been treated to ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, and lemonade. In other words, now that it’s summertime, everyone starts piling on the cold sweet stuff. We must be stuck in another era entirely because when we think about the yummiest […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Food in Miniature

Why eat big food when small food is so much… cuter? We’ve been working our way toward Fun Food Saturday by cooking very small things all week long. Small food is cool because it’s easier for little hands to hold, you can eat more of it (“I ate three hamburgers!”), and because it’s just plain […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Breakfast Cookies

A friend of ours who grew up on a farm often reminisces fondly about how his mom would serve fresh-baked oatmeal cookies for breakfast. And while the idea of cookies for breakfast might sound decadent, it’s really not that far off base: Oatmeal, raisins, flour, eggs, some brown sugar… Sounds more or less healthy, right? […]

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