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Eating in New Orleans

Lynn and I took a trip to  New Orleans this past Spring. We arrived on Easter Sunday and met up with our friends Patrick & Paula the next day and stayed until the following Monday – eight nights in all. Aside from Lynn’s unfortunate accident – she tripped on the street and fell on her face which […]

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View du jour. May 1, 2016

A picture taken at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market on the first day of June. Spring crops have been available for a few weeks and some summer crops are coming in. These are , obviously, purple turnips – the spring ones that are sweeter and more tender than the ones available in the fall. These are […]

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Lemon-Garlic Roast Salmon on New Potatoes

I should have included this recipe in webliminalblog long ago. Went looking for the recipe tonight. Made it and it was, always, delicious. Used any sort of white potatoes, not just new potatoes. I’ve modified the recipe to reflect what we did tonight. Lemon-Garlic Roast Salmon on New Potatoes Copyright 2007 Lynne Rossetto Kasper. All Rights […]

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Notes from VABF conference January 29 – 30

Lynn and I attended the Virginia Biological Farming, VABF.org,  conference at the 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.  The image below is taken at sunrise from the front door of our motel room. The motel, Westlake Waterfront Inn,  was located on a small peninsula into a finger of the lake. Many of the people […]

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Recipe for Beet & Orange salad

Beets are in season now and we’ve been getting some great ones from Blenhiem Organic Gardens at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market.  Here’s a recipe for a salad of beets and oranges. It has a great marinade for the beets too. Citrus Marinated Beet Salad : The Broken Bread Tried a variation of this tonight. Less […]

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Eating in Bergen, Norway – May 2015

A three night stop in Bergen, Norway was part of our trip to Norway, England, Wales, and Iceland from April 28 – May 28. While there we stayed at Augustin Hotel. Augustin is a nice hotel with very nice art in the rooms and the hallways and public facilities. Coffee and tea is available each […]

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Recipe for baked chicken wings so they taste fried

We were going to a friend’s house to watch the Super Bowl and volunteered to bring chicken wings. Making them without frying was our challenge, This recipe does a pretty good job of producing wings that are baked but appear fried. The technique involves letting them sit for several hours uncovered in the refrigerator.. Really […]

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Brief Review. The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics) by Masanobu Fukuoka

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books Classics) by Masanobu Fukuoka An interesting account of farming in Japan using no plowing for grain crops and almost no tending, certainly no pruning in orchards. Also what we now call slow food – eating what is in season and available locally. Look […]

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Mrs. WheelBarrow’s Blog

I had borrowed Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, but it is a very popular book right now and so it had to be returned. I have requested it again and I’m number three on the waiting list. BUT, I thought, perhaps there is a blog associated […]

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Brief review. History of Food in 100 Recipes by WIlliam Sitwell

History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell by William Sitwell. An excellent exposition of the history of food and the way it is prepared through a collection of recipes dating from ancient Egypt to the present day. The author is British and the recipes are typically from Europe or the United States. Reading […]

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