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Entries Tagged as 'free food'

Pear windfall makes fine pear sauce

August 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments · local food, recipes

I recently received a windfall of hard green pears from Angela after a branch broke from her tree, thereby rushing the pear harvest. As perhaps you can tell from the photo, the pears were small, the round bottom portion about the size of a handball, and they weren’t yet ripe. I let the pears sit […]

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Let the free-food season begin!

July 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Growing food

I’m happy to report that the first installments of free food have arrived on my counter (not counting the cherries I picked). You could say I earned a little cucumber similar to the Lemon Cucumber (at Johnny’s Seeds) and a little tomato, both of which I harvested as agreed when watering neighbors’ gardens while they […]

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Got my goat: an adventure in eating

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Food preparation, Food selection, local food, recipes

A few months ago, my friends Bryan and Carolyn gave me a pair of goat sirloins along with my purchase of some of their pastured beef. Although I previously tried and liked barbecued goat ribs, I’d never cooked goat, so when I finally got around to preparing it yesterday I decided to follow Carolyn’s advice. […]

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Jack-o-lanterns provide seeds for snacking

October 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Food preparation

This year’s jack-o-lanterns are scared and scary, but both were filled with many, many pumpkin seeds. If you haven’t carved yours yet, there’s still time to do so and to roast the seeds for snacking. Another kind of free food (if you’re making a jack-o-landtern, anyway)! The way we do it around here is to […]

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Mushrooms seem to be everywhere

October 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments · General, local food

If you’re looking for mushroom eating and cooking advice, you’d better look elsewhere. I could take or leave mushrooms as food. But learning I had chanterelles in my front yard earlier this year raised my mushroom consciousness, so I thought I’d share with you examples of mushrooms available around my neighborhood, all shot since Sept. […]

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Great green tomatoes! Bring out the canner and cake pan! (And the relish tips…)

October 15th, 2008 · 12 Comments · Food preparation, Food selection, local food, recipes

When life gives you green tomatoes, you might as well make Green Tomato Cake and Green Tomato Chutney. Some people would also make Green Tomato Pickles. I probably should have. Here, in any case, is the story. The setup Sure, I told my sister. I’ll take some of your green tomatoes. Don’t just throw them […]

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