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July 2010

  • Celery Water || Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Celery Water

    I thought I’d grown too much celery this year, but now I wish I had more. That’s because our friend Barbara, who happened to be visiting when I was musing on said…

  • Bread and Butter Pickles || Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Bread & Butter Pickles

    I was in a bad mood this morning. Hormones, you know? Plus, we leave for Alaska in two weeks and there’s an alarming number of things to do before our long drive…

  • Apricot Amaretto Jam || Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Apricot Amaretto Jam

    Look at these funny little apricots. They’re Royal Blenheims, and I won’t make apricot jam without them. I really have no license to be such a snob. I made my first batch…

  • Boysenberry Jam || Hitchhiking to Heaven

    Boysenberry Jam

    Last week I drove from Fairfax down to Watsonville (six hours round trip) in search of the elusive tayberry. I found one scraggly patch of tays at an organic U-Pick farm —…

  • Soup Veggies

    Keeping Calm in the Kitchen

    What makes cooking easier and more joyful for you? That’s the question Shauna, at Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, asked us to answer this month. More particularly, she posed her inquiry in…

  • Heavy Weight Ducks

    The Fair and The Fowl

    It’s the Fourth of July and the Marin County Fair is going full Tilt-a-Whirl. This is the first year I’ve entered my jams and jellies in the fair, and my babies did…