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March Madness and Signs of Spring

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It’s gray and rainy again this morning—not much of a day for gardening. Maybe I’m getting a little soft, but I’d rather stay inside the cottage and make something delicious to slow-roast in the oven. It is the first of March, and everyone is tired of winter. People get itchy at this time of
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Basic Tomato Sauce–Five Minutes and a Catnap

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I love tomato sauce so much, you’d think I had an Italian grandmother (I’m of French and Irish descent). Indeed, I spend our hot summers growing all kinds of tomatoes—from heirlooms like A Grappoli D’Inverno to Brandywine to San Marzano to little cherry tomatoes as sweet as candy. At least once a week, I
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Easy Bourbon Chicken

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When family and friends gather together on our little farm, we all love to get in the kitchen and cook.  This simple recipe only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, and it is delicious enough to serve company for a casual get together. Bourbon chicken is kind of a
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Homemade Chicken Soup for the Body and Soul

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I have a confession to make. I used to make the absolute worst soup in the world. Just ask my four brothers, who were forced to tolerate my early forays into the art of soup making. My brothers are quite blatantly honest, and their usual comments regarding my early soups were
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A Simple Recipe for Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

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At the request of my dear friends and fellow gardeners, Kylee Baumle, of Our Little Acre and Annie Haven of Authentic Haven Brand Natural Brew (Annie produces my favorite natural soil conditioner, Moo Poo Tea), I am happy to share my recipe for maple-soy glazed salmon. This easy recipe is tasty enough to serve
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Calypso Beans With Fried Sage Leaves

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My Friday lunch hour at TomatoLand, a farmer’s market in Tallahassee, yielded a few delights in addition to the fresh fried oysters they were serving up for lunch. The Georgia peaches were perfectly ripe and the colors of a beachy sunset. We have gotten in the habit of making fresh peach iced tea on
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Sunday Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco with Cheese Grits

Osso Bucco with Cheese Grits

On a quick lunchtime trip to the supermarket for some seafood the other day, I passed right by the meat counter. Well, I meant to pass right by the meat counter, except there were some absolutely gorgeous veal shanks sitting in the case, with a hand-lettered sign over
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Pan-Seared Scallops with Meyer Lemon

Pan-Seared Scallops with Meyer Lemon

We seldom find ourselves at home alone, but with our daughter travelling to Cape Canaveral for the launch of NASA’s Curiosity Rover to Mars (lucky girl!), we decided to enjoy a date night. At home. When you live 45 minutes to an hour from the nearest fine dining establishment, date night
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