Rich with bounty from Larry’s Produce in the Suisun Valley, I came home last Friday ready to make strawberry jam. After some Internet research, I am now schooled on pectins and sugar ratios and the preserving of berries. Using Pomona’s Universal Pectin and Joanne Williams’ recipe, I made a low-sugar strawberry jam that tastes like fresh strawberries instead of sugar syrup. Delicious!
Recently my friend Bronwyn asked her Facebook and Twitter friends for websites listing what produce was in season. Her question generated a nice list of resources. Responses included websites, interactive maps, phone apps, facebook pages for local CSAs, and infographics. Toward the end of the comment stream, someone suggested this be posted [...]
After the trip back east, I can still feel the approaching winter. So, even though it hit 80 degrees here in the Bay Area this week, I wanted to make a hearty winter meal for our vegetarian guests. Pear and turnip soup, baked squash stuffed with Moroccan spiced couscous, a spinach salad, and ginger cookies.
We have a Meyer lemon tree out back. It looks more like a bush, lopsided and squat, leaning off the shady edge of our raised patio. You wouldn’t notice the lemons at first; their small green shapes disappear behind the shiny leaves. But if you squint a little, [...]
I’ll admit that on Friday mornings when I hear that “thump” on the front porch, I launch out of bed like it’s Christmas.
The farm box is here!
I quickly empty the contents of our box onto the dining room table, then examine each item one-by-one, conjuring visions of the coming [...]
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