Tag: Family

Singing the “I-can’t-make-my-farm-pay” blues

This is kind of what my farm fantasy would look like, if I owned land in NoCal--lots of flowers and space for events like weddings or dinners. How about yours?

I had a great idea for a blog post, but it got hijacked by Salon, which published an article on Monday that has kept me ruminating and obsessing for days: Jaclyn Moyer’s “What Nobody Told Me About Small Farming: I Can’t Make…

When I need comfort…

Chicken perloo, also known as "chicken bog"--a simple and delicious dish based on the staple dish of the Lowcountry: rice.

This is not easy, y’all. Only nine days to go before the POD must be filled, and there are so many things moving along on so many parallel tracks… Even in the midst of the madness, though, the family’s got…

That can do spirit…

Quart jars heaped high with peaches, awaiting their turn in the boiling water bath.

My body’s in the kitchen at Leni Sorensen’s, taking a canning class, but my mind is far, far away. There’s a memory nibbling at the corners of my consciousness so part of me is blanching and peeling peaches and making…