Monthly Archives: June 2013

How to Make Limoncello

My dad called this week. “Son, I have good news and bad news. The good news is, it’s a beautiful day and your mother and I are out on the porch enjoying limoncello and tonics.” My parents do it right. … Continue reading

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How to Freeze Green Beans

While I’m not a fan of the scorching hot weather we are experiencing just now, plenty of sunshine and higher than average rainfall has been very good for the garden. The counter is piled high with yellow squash, zucchini, various … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Parfait

The 4th of July holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the freedom it represents. Pride abounds and, smack in the middle of summer, we celebrate with fireworks, picnics and all things red, white and blue. The … Continue reading

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DIY Dairy: Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese!

I’m visiting my friend Kellee in Boston this week. She and I are peas in a pod. Homestead-y types, when we get together it usually means we’re going to spend some time getting stuff done. When I visited last summer, … Continue reading

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Help Chickens Beat the Summer Heat

Summer can a great time of year for those raising backyard chickens. Longer daylight hours mean an increase in egg production and by mid-June we are already collecting more eggs than we can handle. Unfortunately, as temperatures continue to rise … Continue reading

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How to Freeze Strawberries

It’s easy to go overboard when strawberries finally come into season. If your eyes were bigger than your stomach on that last trip to the farmers’ market or “U-Pick-‘Em” farm, those luscious crimson berries need not go to waste. Strawberries … Continue reading

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(Healthy) Breakfast of Champions

Sure, I’m as likely as the next guy to swing by the Krispy Kreme and pick up a donut or twelve and the requisite coffee infusion for breakfast. The lure cannot be denied, but unless I’m rushing out the door, … Continue reading

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