Category Archives: local

Rose hip tea

So.  Those are the rose hips from the other day.  Most ended up in my freezer with the hops from the same Buffalo backyard, waiting until I feel like making jam with them, but I used a few to make … Continue reading

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Tomato Jamstory

The story of this tomato jam will be short today.  In a last-ditch attempt to rest this wrist situation (hard to do when so much of life requires at least a small degree of use of the dominant hand) I … Continue reading

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Notes from a Meat Lover: Beef on Weck edition

Hello again, it’s MC Casual BlogStyles again, filling in for Allison while she is still dealing with hand issues.  You may remember me as that chick who made limoncello.  So you already know that I am a lush, but I … Continue reading

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One for the weekend: Mugwort

Apparently mugwort is a very useful plant to have around; among other things, it gives you craaaazy dreams.  We learned this the other day at a medicinal herbs workshop where we also learned to make a jewelweed salve for skin … Continue reading

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Fairy wine

My introduction to the fine people of the Buffalo Barnraisers began in February when I went to a bread workshop.  While we waited for the whole wheat bread to rise we were treated to homemade lilac wine.  I knew that … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam: for real this time

I’d been waiting to make something out of The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook and once our strawberries started producing, the game was on.  After a week of saving them up in the fridge, we’d gathered enough for a 2/3 recipe … Continue reading

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We can bake the night away

So I’ve said how I bake with Fancy & Delicious now.  Last Friday was our first bake night for the summer bread season in our new space: before my time F&D used to bake in an outdoor clay oven, but … Continue reading

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One for the weekend: the perfect snack

So I bake with Fancy & Delicious now – more on that later!  We were up all night Friday baking bread to sell at the farmer’s market, and after coming home and sleeping till 2pm I harvested the rest of … Continue reading

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Foraged salad: chive power edition

Now that it’s almost summer, outdoor flora are busting out all over (anyone else have particularly bad seasonal allergies this year?) and N.’s bedroom garden experiment is beginning to take off.  Which means that we’ve been treated to some pretty … Continue reading

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SCAPES

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Our garlic is sending up scapes!  Our garden is finally starting to produce something edible! That yellowish stalk in the middle is the flower stalk of a garlic plant.  It sprouts up … Continue reading

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