Author Archives: moirat

A watched pot….

Fall arrives and I go from all Summer wanting to eat everything, in it’s purest form, right from the garden, to putting all in the oven, slow-cooker, or in a big ole pot on top of the stove to simmer … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s

I dread, dread, dread the end of my favorite season of the year. With the passing of Labor Day weekend suddenly summer is “over”. Why, when so often the best ‘summer’ weather happens in September and October here in Illinois? … Continue reading

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Eat your pea…tendrils please.

Meandering thru the market this weekend, I was drawn to, okay admittedly alot of things but needing to find some focus, a pile of beautifully bundled greens with delicate curling tendrils. Ah, the precursor to peas (who yes I did … Continue reading

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Yes, Nettles Sting…

Running around, playing in the woods as a kid, nettles were something you tried to avoid at all cost. Nothing like killing the rest of your day (cue obbsessive scratching) cuz you ran bare-legged thru a patch of nettles. So … Continue reading

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A Rampstand? But of course…

Okay, unlike what seems like EVERYONE, this month, I am not really on the OMG ramps, ramps, ramps I must have NOW bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, I love their ushering in of Spring, love there oniony-garlicky flavor, but quite … Continue reading

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PSA for the Bees

I have taken the following right from SlowFoodUSA.org. Would love if you could all take the time to read, and then sign their petition to help get to the bottom of what is killing our honey bees. Bees are the … Continue reading

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Shanks & Stout

Honestly, I don’t really get the corned beef fascination when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Kinda right up there with consuming all things dyed green (ie. beer and the ever-so-irish bagel, yes that is sarcasm in my tone) but honestly, don’t … Continue reading

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