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

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

Steak and Gratitude

Who has not sometimes derived an inexpressible satisfaction from his food in which appetite had no share?” (Thoreau 117). ...the human desire to eat meat is not....a trivial matter, a mere gastronomic preference...Rather, our meat eating is something very deep indeed." (Pollan 315). I am not sure exactly what it is about beef steak that… Continue reading Steak and Gratitude

The Bounty and Beauty of Winter Farmer’s Markets

Lost Barn Farms root vegetables and garlic varieties. We finally made it to a Vermont farmer's market and we were utterly enchanted by the experience. I mistakenly thought that since we moved here in November, we had to wait to enjoy farmer's markets until the warmer months. But our new area is quietly bountiful even… Continue reading The Bounty and Beauty of Winter Farmer’s Markets