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Scenes from Here

So I somehow forgot to mention when I went on maternity leave and promised to post on Thursdays that I meant I would start this Thursday, since I was on vacation last week.  Sorry ’bout that.  I will shamelessly blame the baby and sleep deprivation again. We spent much of last week visiting family near…

Summer Cooking

Greenpa asked me to talk about how we cook in the summer, and that’s a very good subject to talk about – what does a woman who “dances with wood” and cooks on a wood cookstove all winter long do in the summer?  Well, part of the answer is that when we’re lazy, we use…

The Fruit Olympiad

Some parents are soccer parents. Some parents are baseball or gymnastics parents. Some drive constantly to swim, cheer, play volleyball or cricket. My kids do swim, play basketball in winter and pick-up baseball anytime, but our primary family sport is fruit picking. Historically speaking, berrying is children’s work – one sent the kids out into…

Days of Zucchini and Tomatoes!

When the heat wave finally broke this week, I found myself dying to cook again. After days of it being too damn hot to cook – and too hot to eat anything that had been cooked, when salad and corn on the cob were the extent of my culinary ambitions, food appealed again. This is…

in High Summer

We shared two cherry tomatoes this morning, the first ripe ones of the year, and that, to us, is the proof we’re fully into high summer. If I don’t pick the zucchini every day, I’m sorry. The weather is hot and sultry, the apricots are close to ripe and the peaches are following. The boys…

I came home last Monday night after three days spent in Washington working on business for the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, and it was one of the most glorious homecomings I could imagine. Not only was there the joy of coming home to my boys and Eric, but also my…

I Got Nothin’

It was a lovely weekend with lots of friends, Eli’s belated birthday party, spring, peace, quiet, music, good stuff. My house is even clean. I mean, well, for me. I’m too happy to worry about anything. So I got nothing today. I do, however, have a contract with science blogs that requires three posts a…