The Care & Keeping of Strawberries

At some point, maybe now when the late varieties start showing up, you’ll wipe the juice from your chin and realize time is running out. In just a few short days you’ll be staring down a whole ‘nother year before you’ll have local strawberries again. No need to panic, just grab the freezer bags. A…

Breaking Down and Storing Meat

I have heard of rare, unicorn-like beings who have all their holiday gifts bought AND WRAPPED before Halloween. I am most decidedly not one of them. This year, however, it is my goal to have nearly all of our meat for the winter purchased, wrapped and stored in the freezer before Halloween. Not to be…

Storing Leaf Lettuce

After the last post on Goat Cheese Salad I thought it would be a good idea to talk a little bit about storing leaf lettuce. The colander of lettuce, above, was one week’s haul from my itsy-bitsy garden. While I would love to have a huge garden to roam around in and grow all kinds…