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Cantaloupe Island

Cantaloupe Island

Aug 05 2019

I am often astounded by the logic of Mother Nature. In the steamiest heat of mid-summer come the juiciest crops such as melons, when we…

Bushel of Sugar Snap Peas Green Sweetness

Green Sweetness

Jul 19 2019

There is a sweetness to the mid-summer palette of crops. The sweetness comes from the greenness. It comes from the sun and the plants. The…

Julie Jasinski at a cooking demonstration When you cook and dine alone (mid-COVID), you pick the meal and the atmosphere

When you cook and dine alone (mid-COVID), you pick the meal and the atmosphere Julie Jaskinki of the Deliberate Pickle was featured in the Milwaukee…

Radish Bunches As Common As a Crisp Radish

There are those items in our daily routines that are simply there all the time and we barely notice – like the breeze that comes in…

Bins of Strawberries On Table Strawberries and Mascarpone

The “wow” moments of shopping at farmers’ markets come when you try a  sample at a grower’s table that you think you have tasted dozens,…

Asparagus & Chives First, Asparagus

First, Asparagus

May 21 2019

How appropriate that the first major crop to appear at spring farmers’ market comes from a Greek word meaning sprout.  The appearance of asparagus has signaled…

Learning From Experience

Think of something you have long enjoyed eating. Then, think of the person who might have prepared that for you and how the two, the…

Flowers & Veggies A Horizon of Harvests

A Horizon of Harvests

May 05 2019

The horizon is widely visible on these days in early May when there are still no leaves on the trees. The tips of the branches…

Spring Tulips Spring Hopes

Spring Hopes

May 01 2019

The calendar can play tricks on those of us who live in northern climes.  The astronomical landmark of the equinox on March 20th only teases…