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Real Food Sunday – Turnips, Radishes, and Squash

Those were the main veggies in my Pinckney’s box this week. Since I was out of town all last week, I didn’t cook last Sunday, so I had a LOT of squash! Zucchini, yellow summer squash, and eight-ball (which is … Continue reading

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The view from my porch

It’s a lovely morning in Brasstown, NC here at John C Campbell Folk School.

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Real Food Sunday – Baking Bread and Braising Lettuce

Today’s big stars in my kitchen are the Crusty Bread – Roasted Garlic, Rosemary, and Robusto cheese – and my newly-invented braised lettuce recipe. This week’s CSA delivery from Pinckney’s included a giant head of Bibb lettuce. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – Getting a Head Start

The CSA deliveries from Pinckney’s Produce have FINALLY started up again, hooray! Which means lots of yummy options for this week’s meals. The first delivery included arugula, bok choy, collard greens, spring onions, and strawberries. The strawberries, of course, only … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – It Feels Like Cheating…

This is one of those weekends. Lots of “outside” activities and the time change. We were out late last night, and today we have the Little Yellow Music House. So I decided to give myself a break this week and … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – Keeping it Simple

  My lunches this week will be very simple. I cooked some baby bok choy with teriyaki sauce, and roasted butternut squash with garlic and chili powder. And of course, roasted chicken thighs to go with them as I do … Continue reading

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Real Food Monday – I try a new recipe

It’s been lovely having the day off today – I decided to try something new, a recipe for Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, and Butternut Squash Lasagna. It’s from this cookbook: Smith & Hawken: The Gardeners’ Community Cookbook, which is available … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday

Really, I should title this Real Food Weekend, because I did some of my cooking yesterday. I had some Daikon Radishes, so I used them to make Radishes in Orange Butter. The recipe is really for regular radishes, but it … Continue reading

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Real Food New Year

Happy New Year! I cooked a simple yet wonderful meal for our New Year’s dinner today. For veggies, I made Zoodles and baked Acorn Squash. The main attraction was 2 roasted chickens. I put 2 lemon quarters, a quarter of … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday

Even though I’m spinning every day now, I’m still cooking on weekends to have yummy lunches and dinners for the week. Today was a little unusual for Sunday because we took a break in the middle of the day to … Continue reading

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