Back to the Basics 2: Acorn Bread

Or, I ought to say, “A-Cornbread”. This isn’t a yeast-leavened bread and is not suitable for sandwiches or toast. It is very similar to a basic cornbread recipe which begins as a batter, bakes up in the oven, and is served in crumbly squares fresh out of the pan. Yup, just like regular old cornbread….

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Back to the Basics: Acorn Flour

There was a time when the Californian diet was dependent on acorns. Some native groups consumed acorns as up to 50% of their daily caloric intake. Besides being plentiful and rather easy to harvest, acorns are *delicious*. So why do people look at me like I’m a maniac when I tell them that I am…

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Fall Garden Chores

I like Summer because there isn’t much to do other than harvest and weed a little. Fall and Winter are when we have the most chores. Fortunately after all the hard work we did last year with double digging our beds means we have less to do this year. Right now we’re cleaning out our…

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Dogs and Gardens part 2

Our yard had been completely overrun by squash for pretty much the entire season. We could barely get to one of our herb beds and reaching the second herb bed was completely out of the question. For those that aren’t familiar with squash vines, they have lots of little spines all over them, and while…

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Huckleberry Lemon Sauce

I love huckleberry season. Why, you ask (as if you don’t love them too, be honest, now)? First off, huckleberries, while small, are not plagued with the standard onslaught of unpleasantries that often come with wild foraging: no brambles, thorns/spines, no awkward crawls under bushes or 3 mile hikes through the rain, no damaged clothes,…

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