“What is that smell?” My poor American friend had no idea tonight was the night my mother was making another batch of Epice. “It’s Epice,” I said. Since the beginning of time, or at least before I was born, Haitian … Continue reading
It’s pumpkin season. Halloween in a few days, Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Check out the interesting recipes included in some of the posts in “Research and Recipes.” Good eating.
Before I moved to Pennsylvania, I had never seen corn grown and harvested in the manner that it’s done here. That is, I’d never seen corn grown as a source of animal fodder and fuel. In late September and through … Continue reading
If it’s August, it is tomato season. Corn, peppers, carrots, and beets, too, but tomatoes take center stage. Tomatoes make such a colorful display that they upstage every other vegetable. Almost anyone can grow tomatoes, so when I’m riding down … Continue reading
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver is about one family’s journey to living a rural life and sustaining themselves from their personal garden and farm animals. This piece of literature is a memoir, informational and educational. It’s a tough book to … Continue reading