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This was a big weekend for me. A weekend that’s been a long time coming. It was cheese making weekend. My buddy Steve and I have been talking about getting our hands on some fresh milk and making some cheese. … Continue reading
My mom picked this beast up for me in Mora, Minnesota. It’s huge, and it took me two days to butcher, cook and render into soup. Isn’t this the best time of year?
Kerstin’s delicious tomato-carrot soup with fresh basil. Meow.
Yet another delicious recipe from Canning For A New Generation. This charred salsa is smokey, sweet and spicy—everything I love piled on a tortilla chip. We got lucky at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market and got roughly 30 pounds of … Continue reading
The city planted a plum tree on the boulevard about ten blocks from our house. We discovered it last year around this time, and decided to see if it was bearing fruit again this year. Kerstin stood on my shoulders … Continue reading
Roasted salsa, kosher dills, crushed tomatoes with basil, pickled beets, plum cardamom jam.
As the clock struck August, we ventured out into our jungle-like garden, peered through the vines and saw big fat plump cucumbers just aching to be plucked. We planned this way back in March when we were hoping that garden … Continue reading
Strawberries. A little sugar. That’s it. That’s why I love strawberry preserves. There are two ingredients, and they last for up to a year. We came upon a king’s ransom of strawberries from Kerstin’s mom the other day and decided … Continue reading
It’s been a real heater here in Minneapolis. 95ºF at 70% humidity. These are the days that instead of complaining about, I use as thankful reminders that frigid, wind-chill-riddled February is over and far, far away. It’s better than being … Continue reading