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Feb. 12, 2009 10:43 am 
Last week we're freezing, this week it is 75. The plants don't know what to do and the garden reflects it. Unfortunately the frosts a month ago and then again last week have kept things on a slow recovery. The broccoli flowered out with itty bitty heads. We pulled the old ones and cut back any… MORE
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Feb. 7, 2009 9:37 am 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2009 2:07 pm
Kale has been coming out of the gardens lately and some of our more creative investors came up with this idea for chips. Kale Chips Kale destemmed and torn to small chip size pieces 1 tbs. oil 2 tbs. cider vinegar salt to taste baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking… MORE
Feb. 6, 2009 7:19 am 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2009 9:31 am
But, it is cold. I know folks in other parts of the country are still without power. My heart goes out to them. I know how blessed I am that I can actually sit here and type a note and will uncover a garden full of beautiful cabbage and lettuce and collards in a few minutes. I am looking for… MORE
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Feb. 5, 2009 7:46 am 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2009 11:38 am
We're freezing down here in Florida. Just ordered some more frostproof cloth for the gardens. We picked Andy's garden on Wed. when the wind whistled around our ears. I'll jump into ours in a few minutes. Current temp 37 degrees. The cabbage roots were really hard to break off they are… MORE
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Jan. 30, 2009 7:43 am 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2009 1:51 pm
It isn't easy to weather freezing temperatures. In other climes, gardeners build cold frames and plant in containers to move into greenhouses. With school hours, we just haven't done that. Instead the nights that temps dip below freezing Gus, Andy and I cover the gardens and pray. The last few… MORE
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About Me
My husband and friend own a small Community Supported Agriculture business in North Florida near Tallahassee. I work as a director for a before and after school program at a charter school in Tallahassee as well. We are involved in old time music and dance communities.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook seasonally and fresh. We eat meat that is locally grown and fruits as they come in, but mostly our garden and freezer provide the majority of our food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being together in the kitchen. It doesn't matter what we are cooking.
My cooking triumphs
I won a prize at the state fair for my perserves.
My cooking tragedies
Once I made a lazagna that even the dogs wouldn't eat.
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