bread and salt

Rick Easton slaves in front of hot ovens for 36 hours at a stretch so you don't have to. It's madness but a delicious kind of baker's madness. Bread lovers, rejoice!

cider trees

As the weather gets warmer, my thoughts turn to refreshing hard cider and all the traditions surrounding it where I come from. If you haven't tried cider yet, I highly recommend it. I'm going to try my hand at growing cider apples and see what happens.

tomato time

In keeping with my philosophy of preserving the harvest, I roasted many tomatoes. Roasting tomatoes is a very simple process, and also allows me to use fresh herbs from the garden: marjoram, oregano and thyme.

turnip revelation

Yes, yes--more about my garden. I am really enjoying my garden this year. So far it has been great and not a lot of damage from the usual visitors. This season I've tried something new. Ok, maybe not so new--turnips are turnips, right? But these are Tokyo turnips. I've always liked turnip greens, but truth …