Monthly Archives: August 2010

Teamwork: Amish Style

Tom and I spent the day in Ohio’s Amish country yesterday meeting with various craftsmen (some Amish, some “English”) about new products for the market.  This is by far one of the most fun and interesting parts of our new … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This at Home

It seemed like a good idea at the time… With two 5-gallon buckets of tomatoes (yes, I’m blogging about tomatoes AGAIN!) given to me by a friend last week, I was trying to innovate and find a fast way to … Continue reading

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Whimsical Weekend Contest: The Farmer’s Wife

I thought this might be a fun way to kick off the weekend… let’s have a contest!  I have a nice little prize for the winner, who’ll be chosen on Sunday.  Here’s the contest… I’m posting below a piece of … Continue reading

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World’s Best Sock Bind-Off

Socks are by far my favorite knitting project. (At my knitting club this past Monday evening, I took a knitted purse for show and tell, and one friend commented that in years of knitting together, she never remembered me knitting … Continue reading

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Egg Recall: Totally Cracked

This latest scare about the food supply – the salmonella outbreak being traced to an Iowa egg farm – has me thinking deep thoughts today.  It strikes me as somehow very wrong that when there’s salmonella in an Iowa henhouse, people … Continue reading

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Zucchini Goodness

Have you ever roasted zucchini?  Or vegetables of any other kind?  Onions, eggplant, asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, turnips, potatoes… roasting is by far my favorite way cook them all.  Nothing is simpler. Set your oven to 450 and let it get … Continue reading

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There were a few more tomatoes ready in the garden today… just a few. 🙂  Here they are washed and air-drying. Then they’ll get spread out on cookie sheets, flash-frozen, and bagged until there’s time to make spaghetti sauce.  These … Continue reading

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