Preparing for the Honey Harvest

Preparing for the Honey Harvest

On this dreary day, it’s nice to have a reminder of the honey harvest to come. On Sunday, JR placed the bee excluder – the function of which is just as it sounds, it limits the bees’ access to the honey super (the box containing the capped honeycomb, to be less technical) – into ourContinue Reading

Freezing Fresh Corn

Freezing Fresh Corn

It’s a dreary day here in southeastern Massachusetts, rainy and cool, and though we are in dire need of the rain, rain always slows my roll, makes me feel sluggish and sleepy. I know I’m not alone. This morning, after picking up the otherwise destined-for-compost vegetable and fruit waste that our local Whole Foods donatesContinue Reading

Ana Sortun Chef Sets + giveaway

Ana Sortun Chef Sets + giveaway

So, what’s your favorite herb or spice? Fennel seed is probably mine, followed closely by basil, then there’s a tie for oregano and thyme. I do also like lemon verbena a lot, for the record. What that dictates those preferences (with the exception of the lemon verbena) is my love of Italian cuisine (had youContinue Reading

Apply for a Grant – or Help Fund – Whole Kids Foundation’s school salad bars and gardens program

Apply for a Grant – or Help Fund – Whole Kids Foundation’s school salad bars and gardens program

One of the things I love most about gardening and making meals from what we grow is that there are so many variables. I know, I know, who likes more uncertainty, right? But when you grow your own food, you have to understand the cycles of the seasons, the impact of weather (like this year,Continue Reading

Concord Grape Jelly

Concord Grape Jelly

Every day, I walk a loop around my neighborhood, starting on our road, which is dotted with antique homes, raised ranches, and hay fields. I walk this for about five minutes, then follow a long, occasionally narrow road called Fairfield, which is also dotted with hay fields (lovely ones, as the name suggests), Capes, ranches,Continue Reading