Food Sunday: Ham Bone, Beans and Greens Soup

By: Sunday January 18, 2015 5:00 am

I first came across the recipe for this yummy soup a couple of summers ago when a neighbor gifted me with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) basket on a weekend when she was out of town. It was overflowing with a dozen different vegetables in generous amounts, and I wanted to use them up before [...]


Food Sunday: Kale Pie

By: Sunday October 5, 2014 5:20 pm

For years, we grew kale in our Alaska garden. It is hardy and nutritious. Somehow, it got eclipsed by some of my experiments – rutabaga, radicchio, parsnips, fava beans, soy beans and other plants. This year, once again, I planted kale, from a pack of seeds including various kinds of “Siberian Kale.”
We used almost all of it.

Drought and Corn

By: Sunday August 14, 2011 8:30 am

Sadly, there is one good aspect I can see coming out of this year’s ‘exceptional’ drought level throughout the state of Texas, and neighboring Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico. It may finally teach farmers that high irrigation crops such as corn are not a good thing to plant here.

Late Night: The Truth about GM Crops, Farmer to Farmer

By: Sunday June 26, 2011 8:00 pm

I came across this video in the twitterverse and wanted to share it because it gives you a good idea of what is involved in actually using GM seed and the (hoocoodanode!?) consequences. Farmer to Farmer.

Copper River King Salmon Scrap Ceviche

By: Sunday June 12, 2011 7:00 pm

The Copper River is under increasing pressure from every direction, but the number of fish caught annually there over the past 40 years has stayed remarkably close to the same from decade to decade. The first year I caught a salmon at the Copper River, was as a commercial gillnetter, in 1974. The most recent ones were on Thursday, as a personal use dipnetter.

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