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July 2010

Jul
18
2010

BLT

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches are like gazpacho and Caprese salads — they’re all about the tomato. If the tomato you are using is sub par, it just isn’t worth it. Therefore, if you are a fan of the BLT, your window of opportunity has opened, and like other seasonally specific food, you need to […]

Jul
5
2010

How Local is That: Part Two

Part of our consolation in coming off the mountain, especially into 90 degree plus weather, was looking forward to raspberry picking in the park near our home. Last year’s yield was incredible in both quality and quantity, far better than what we were finding in the stores. This year’s offering, however, was much poorer. Probably […]

Jul
2
2010

How Local Is That?

It all began this morning when the old tom turkey who’s been visiting us all week landed at the end of the meadow in front of our cabin and I got ambitious and decided to take his picture. I was too late or too obvious to accomplish that task, but on the way back, I […]