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August Hatchery Box

This one arrived very soon after the delayed July box. Also I am feeling lazy right now and so I am not trying to report on how big or not big these samples are. Suffice it to say, they all look to be a good size to actually make something. Also please pardon the poorly … Continue reading


Trip Diary: Ocean City, MD

I’ve been to Ocean City, MD several times for a conference that takes place in the off season, but I recently went for a friend’s bachelorette party. We went up on Friday and came back on Sunday (driving “up and around” so as to avoid the Bay Bridge – definitely helped on Friday, but it didn’t … Continue reading

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Recent Recipes

Red potato salad – From The Kitchn. This is a light and refreshing potato salad, but note that the flavor fades quickly, so it’s best served immediately (that or hold the olive oil and vinegar and dress each serving separately). I use rice vinegar instead of ponzu, so perhaps that’s why. I threw in some of … Continue reading

cooking / food

Summer Canning Update

My friend Andrea and I haven’t managed to coordinate our schedules this summer to do any canning days, but I’ve still been able to get some preserving in. There have been lots of fridge pickles and small batches of jam in my kitchen so far this summer, and much of it has been made on work … Continue reading