We have a tradition of gathering in Sunriver, OR for Thanksgiving with about 10-12 friends that are also Oregon transplants. This is my 10th Sunriver Thanksgiving and Matt’s 12th. We rent a big house that fits all of us and everyone pitches in with some part of the meal either by making a dish or [...]
Monthly Archive for November, 2008
I think I have always loved pumpkins. They say fall better than anything and I love fall. My grandma made delicious pumpkin pie (something I have never been able to figure out) and my sister Ally makes the most amazing pumpkin bread. (Was than an obvious hint?) Our CSA has an annual farm tour before [...]
Although I already posted a Dark Days meal for the week, I thought I would recap our “eat local” effort for the week…
Sunday, November 16
Braised Mixed Greens and Garlicky Beans on Toast
Inspired by Deborah Madison in Vegetarian Suppers. Click here to read my post from earlier in the week.
Monday, November 17
Pasta with pesto
This meal had [...]
In an effort to reduce the crazy consumerism around the holidays, a few years back our family decided to do homemade gifts for each other instead of buying everyone a gift. It has made the holidays a lot more special for all of us not to mention leaving our bank accounts in better shape come [...]
It’s rare that we go out for dinner these days, so tonight was pretty special. We have almost stopped going out altogether because we generally feel like we have better meals at home and we are guaranteed that the food sources are mostly local.
We had a wonderful meal with friends Brian and Caroline at a [...]
Our first garden that we planted this past spring was easy - almost zero pest problems. Our biggest problem was keeping the tomatoes on steriods properly supported (which we were only somewhat effective at). Then we decided to get all local and do a winter garden.
I think that all of our winter crops have suffered [...]
It was almost 70 degrees in Eugene yesterday and I took full advantage. As promised, I took photos of the garden in the filtered morning sun.
Before planting our winter garden, I picked up a copy of Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades by Steve Solomon. We grew the turnips, chard, peas, beets, broccoli rabe, and [...]
Well, I finally bit the bullet. I have wanted to do this for a long time, but was too chicken. I have been skulking away on your blogs for months, admiring how clever you are, and just generally getting inspired. So thank you to the many eat local, food, and gardening bloggers out there [...]