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From the garden Pumpkin Butter

We tried to grow pumpkins this year and ended up with just one lonely survivor on the vine. It started as a joke when our neighbor-slash-housemate handed us some seeds for “Red Warty Things”. Yes, that is the pumpkin variety. We didn’t expect much more than a laugh, come fall. But oh were we wrong.… Continue reading From the garden Pumpkin Butter

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Our very first canning adventure: from-the-farm salsa

We did it. We canned. I can’t tell you how many high-fives flew in the course of that journey. But Honey Dude and I are shamelessly proud of ourselves. Because, I know this is hard to believe but, canning is hard work! Well the truth is, making salsa is hard work. Just the tomatoes were… Continue reading Our very first canning adventure: from-the-farm salsa

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Harvesting with Honey Dude

I mentioned we were co-op members, but did I mention it is the loveliest thing ever? Honestly, it brings me such joy to trek those little rows of tomatoes. One for me, one for the tote. Two for me, two for the tote. I usually plan on going hungry and leaving stuffed. It’s beautiful. What’s… Continue reading Harvesting with Honey Dude

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Chicken Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Bisque

Two of our first decisions as newlyweds involved homegrown food. The first: to become co-op members at our friends’ nearby farm, and second: to also plant a vegetable garden of our own. Our dear friends had bonded over gardening at the start of their marriage, so I thought we would, too. But no. That’s their… Continue reading Chicken Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Bisque