Category Archives: Recipes.

What we talk about when we talk about green chile

Fresh chiles at the Westwind Gardens stand Growing up in the Southwest, I took green chile for granted. I didn’t even really know what it was, other than a ubiquitous, delicious, spicy stew that was served in a bowl with … Continue reading

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Harvest season musings and a chile pickle

Chiles pickling in the late summer sun A lot has changed in our lives since we started this blog in 2004. For one thing, the term “urban homesteader” has become a lot more common. For another, we’re not really doing … Continue reading

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Nettle soup: The taste of spring

I’ve recently decided that spring is my favorite season for food. There’s something so exciting and delicious about all of the greens and sprouts and shoots that arrive with the last of the rains. Everything has an earthy flavor along … Continue reading

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Yummy Lentil Soup

I’ve made this a couple of times and it totally hits the spot when you want a comforting hearty pot of lentil soup. Last night we hosted our weekly community supper at our house, so we made a big pot … Continue reading

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Savory Bread Pudding with Winter Greens

I’ve been wanting to try this since we had a bread pudding with dandelion greens at Higgins last year. I got so excited about that dish at the time that the bartender said “You want the recipe? Lemme go ask … Continue reading

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Broiled Chicken

I seem to have discovered our broiler recently, and we’re really enjoying it. We’ve not had a very good broiler in the ovens in our previous houses. This one is a good old-fashioned salamander — a big hot flame emanating … Continue reading

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A Good Solstice to All

I know that part of why I felt warm riding home, despite the dropping mercury, was the casual, friendly human contact of all of our interactions over the afternoon. Good people, doing what they do well, stopping to talk for a moment, making light in the dark. Continue reading

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