Always Organic ~ Always GMO Free

Always Organic ~ Always GMO Free

What’s the rub when it comes to GMO free and organic? Understanding where the organic and GMO free movements connect and do not connect can create some friction or rub some people the wrong way. I would like to tackle the organic, GMO free definitions. This opinion is my own, shaped by 20 years in…

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Garnett Yam Chips

Garnett Yam Chips

INGREDIENTS 2 yams 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp sea salt INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 250 degrees and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Rinse and dry your yams and slice them as uniformly thin as possible. If you have a mandolin, use it. Toss slices in a touch of olive oil…

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Time to Prune

Time to Prune

Last year, we “top worked” some Comice pear trees in our orchard—36 to be precise. We saved 12 of these trees to pollinate the Buerre Bosc pears. I planted the orchard five years ago, but the Comice pears have not performed well and seemed unhappy in our microclimate. The Bosc pears, however, took to the…

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My Head is Swimming!

My Head is Swimming!

I have been at three farm conferences in three weeks and the amount of information is overwhelming. Literally, I feel like I have been drinking out of fire hose. The first was the Eco Farm Conference in Monterey, CA. That was a tough place to visit :). This is the conference where the hardcore organic food…

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When in doubt, make a frittata!

When in doubt, make a frittata!

Like the traditional Spanish Omelet, the frittata is a thick, hearty omelet filled with vegetables, cheeses, meats or even pastas. While an omelet is a thing of fragile beauty, dependent upon the perfect technique and immediate eating, the frittata is more accommodating. Cut a couple of slices, serve with salad, beans or grains and voila!…

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