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Farms Before Space

Or "Grassfed Musings in the Time of Fake Meat" Summer's in full splendor, farmer's markets are teeming, and it's time to blog again. Once mud season finally surrendered to the riotous, fern-rich green of Vermont in the spring, I jumped headfirst into as many outdoor pursuits as possible. I explored. I hiked. I foraged. I… Continue reading Farms Before Space

The Slow Sweet Season

I can say with absolute certainty that I've never appreciated springtime more than this moment. In this blog I've written about snow melting and ice thawing, and the world coming back to life. But I found out the hard way that in Vermont, spring is slow and sweet. There's a lot of mud, rain, even… Continue reading The Slow Sweet Season

A Lot on Our Plates

These days, across the media and social media, there are many conflicting reports and opinions on what we should be eating. I've been taking it all in, and I think how we should be eating is where we should concentrate our efforts. I follow accounts with many different viewpoints and lifestyles: hunters, vegan chefs, restaurateurs,… Continue reading A Lot on Our Plates

Nose to Tail

My favorite dish, out of everything I’ve ever made or had made for me, has to be liver and onions. The very phrase makes many people cringe, with brutal memories of choking down poorly-prepared renditions at home, the army, or a relative's. Some people gag without even having tried it! But this dish represents to… Continue reading Nose to Tail

Praise for the Roadside Market

One of the most exciting things about being in Vermont is the wide availability of local foods. Whether it's maple syrup, artisan cheese, smoked meats, honey, bread, or beer, one of the best places to find these products is at the many markets that can be found along the state's winding, wooded roads. It's rural… Continue reading Praise for the Roadside Market

Killing and Growing

At its most basic, the story of life on earth is the competition among species to capture and store as much energy as possible---either directly from the sun, in the case of plants, or, in the case of animals, by eating plants and plant eaters." Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma (21) January in Vermont. Fog… Continue reading Killing and Growing