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Wildwood, New Jersey (2008)

Though we’re not usually beach people we were pleasantly surprised when, a few months ago, we were invited by a few of Rick’s cousins to join them in Wildwood, NJ for a Scully family reunion. Rick had not communicated with them much in the past 20 years, and I...

Llamas to Protect Our Flock of Sheep from Predators

It’s a funny thing when Rick and I start brainstorming about the projects we want to take on. Our ideas have a way of growing and expanding. After our first winter living in Tunbridge, we decided that we really wanted to have a garage (so that we would not...

London, Cambridge & Reading, England 2007

The Start of a Belated Honeymoon When we got married we took a long weekend to go on—what we called at the time—our Honeymoon Lite. We had a lovely time in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, but we wanted to do more. We talked about going to Europe as soon...

Vegetarian Southwest Stuffed Peppers are a Meal in Themselves

This is a fairly standard vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe, but I wanted to write it down with the proportions I used, since I just made this off the top of my head. This goes well with fresh guacamole and a little salad on the side. Serves 2-4. Ingredients 2...

Pesto Pasta with Peas. Bet You Can’t Say it Five Times Fast

Pesto Pasta with Peas. That’s a Mouthful. This alliterative recipe is a quick, easy summertime favorite. Serves 4 as a main dish or 8 as a side dish. Ingredients 1 lb dried pasta, any shape 2 cups fresh English peas, shelled and blanched 1/3 cup fresh basil pesto (adjust...

Where do we grow from here? What Do We want to Farm?

With logging, stumping, and grading complete, it’s time to consider how we want to lay out our planting areas for next year. For now, we’ll adjust the soil pH and put down a cover crop to preserve the rich topsoil we have, and consider what we want to grow....

Fajita or Textured Vegetable Protein Vegetarian Strip Wrap?

This fajita is another recipe from our growing collection of Mexi-tarian dishes. Neither chicken nor fajita — as there is no meat in this dish and originally the word fajita referred to skirt steak. No matter what it’s called, this recipe is a favorite in our house because it...

Authentic Enchilada Sauce is Worth the Effort

This is an authentic enchilada sauce that takes a bit of time, but it’s well worth the trouble! You can get dried chilies in a wide variety from a specialty food or import grocery store. Ingredients 5 dried poblano peppers 5 dried Anaheim peppers 2 or 3 small hot...

Potato Leek Soup is Vegetarian and Goes Perfectly with Cornbread

This potato leek soup is a veggie variation on a favorite of ours, and another excuse to make cornbread to go with it. Inspired by Jamie Oliver. Serves 4-6. Ingredients 4 medium red potatoes (about 1 lb), washed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 4 cups vegetable broth (low sodium...

Russian Tea Cake Winter Cookies Are Great Anytime of Year

Also known as a Russian Tea Cake or Mexican Wedding Cookies, these wonderful cookies are great any time of the year. I like to include them in my holiday assortment for a little variety. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 16 oz. confectioner’s...

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