Preserving the harvest

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A week ago Friday, I suddenly had a spurt of ambition (it doesn’t happen often) and stopped at a couple of places to pick up produce before heading home after work. (I meant to write sooner, but we’ve been down-in-the-dumps, daughter-picked-up-a-stinkin’-virus sick. All of us. Finally on the mend.)     First stop was to […]

Pumpkin Processing

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Remember when I talked about Olivia the pumpkin? Shortly after Halloween, Olivia “disappeared”. We weren’t going to draw attention to her absence in case that would cause a disturbance. Then again, we didn’t exactly hide the fact that we were chopping up a pumpkin. She was so big, we could only cook half of the […]