Operation: Ladybug

August 13, 2010

For some reason, aphids love yard-long beans. No, I don’t know why. All I know is that my yard-long beans are covered with ’em. Yuk. A massive aphid-and-ant invasion. Guess the compost pile was no longer enough for the ants …. If that weren’t enough, the quantity of honeydew the aphids are secreting is attracting […]


Beet Rösti

August 12, 2010

I promised the beet rösti recipe when I got around to making it. Well, I got around to making it. (: What is rösti, you wonder? It’s a Swiss version of what we’d consider hash browns, more or less. My chef-instructor taught us to make it in culinary school. Thank you, Chef Kurt! ‘Cause you […]


CSA Aug. 5

August 6, 2010

Hey, so I’m actually making a CSA post on the day I got the box. Woo! Haven’t made any serious plans about what to do with it yet, but I’m likely going to try to sweet-talk Kristina out of most of the tomatoes. Why? Because I’ve already got about 3 pounds of tomatoes from my […]


Back from Utah!

August 5, 2010
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We had a fabulous time in gorgeous scenic Utah, and I want to blog about that later. But I’ve been crazy-busy managing the yard since we got back, and putting up some pickles (four POUNDS of lemon cucumbers, I ask you … ), and haven’t had time to blog yet. So this is just a […]