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A Better Way to Eat

Part of finding a more connected way to cook and eat is dealing with abundance when you are blessed with it and scarcity when nature demands it. The traditional coming and going of scarcity and abundance linked us with timeless rhythms of nature and the earth and ourselves. We had to think and plan ahead. We had to treasure and conserve abundance. We had to manage and endure scarcity. We had to take what the world gave us and it taught us discipline, reverence and humility.These lessons are hard
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Warm Winter Salad!

Even in the dead of winter sunchokes (also called Jeruselam artichokes) are available locally. The are a tasty marriage of waterchestnuts and waxy potatoes. Reheated this makes a great brown bag lunch.
 
 
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Pickled Turnips

 The din is low as the waiter sets down our glistening plate of hummus and we glare at each other with a challenging and possessive look. Suspended in the creamy spread are tidbits delicate rose colored turnips. We both do the calculation in our head and are disappointed in the equation. I quickly signal the waiter to deliver another bowl. Neither of us wants to resort to the feeble slices of pita bread as hummus vessels. Gloriously pink pickled turnips! I’ve found a new and more re
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Blog CPR!?

Due to a mishap at the company managing this website it has been inactive for the last four months. In addition, all of the edits ands posts over the last year have been lost. So if you came to the site over the last four months I'm sure you thought that I had abandoned this project. That is not the case, but the likelihood of any of you returning after this realization is slim so I will assume that if you are reading this you are either a member of my family or a stalker. If you are returning read more
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Maple Syrup Tart

Our friend Christina discovered that the ingredients for the "Maple Syrup Tart" on page 157 of the book are missing. That is unfortunate because this is a great and very simple recipe. Here are the ingredients that go with the directions. This a great alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving Maple Syrup Tart 1 recipe basic pie dough (see appendix) 1-1/2C maple syrup1C heavy cream1/4C cornstarch1/4C cold water1/2C chopped pecans or walnuts Prepare pie dough a read more
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