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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How to Pickle Asparagus

The canning equipment has come out of winter storage and the smell of pickling brine is in the air. We take canning seriously around here. It’s a chance to restock the pantry with the glorious canned produce depleted through a … Continue reading

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How to Make Fresh Grilled Pizza

I’m a grill man. No, I’m not one of those fellas you see wearing a “Grill Masters Like It Hot” apron or wielding chrome tongs like a backyard gunslinger. Nor is my grill a sleek, stainless steel work of art. But … Continue reading

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In Defense of Spiders

Arachnophobia (fear of spiders) is among the most common phobias. There are nearly 40,000 species of spiders in the world and spiders are found in large numbers on every continent (except Antarctica). Over 3,000 species can be found in the … Continue reading

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