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Two things I loved when I visited my two very different grandmothers as a child: buttermilk biscuits and the kind that came flying out of the cardboard tube when you hit it the right way on the counter. Both grandmothers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2022 at What We Need Is Here
I trust Mark Bittman's cookbooks like my grandmother trusted Better Homes and Gardens. I stumbled across his How to Cook Everything at a used book sale years ago, and I have since acquired How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and VB6:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at What We Need Is Here
Leafy greens gave way to potatoes,tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and squash this week. I roasted the potatoes with some of the onions and a little garlic, made a salad from foreign (California) lettuce, cool Kirby cucumbers and some early mangoes from... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at What We Need Is Here
This is THE time of year for fresh produce in North Central Florida. My CSA with The Family Garden farm provided me with 8 different fruits and vegetables this week - from earthy beets to fanciful romanesco. And I finally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at What We Need Is Here
this week's share I bought a CSA (community supported agriculture) share again this year from the Family Garden, an organic farm in Gilchrist county. CSAs create a partnership between the farmer and the consumer. Members pay up front for 32... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at What We Need Is Here
We grow a lot of persimmons in the southeast, but some people are afraid of them. This came home to me earlier in the month when I picked 250 pounds of persimmons with a group of high school students to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at What We Need Is Here
Sometimes fate conspires to give you a free Sunday - or you work your butt off all week trying to make it so. Either way, French Toast is a good way to begin. It is so festive and delicious for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at What We Need Is Here
Mango and Lime Pie thanks to Mango Mike; recipe thanks to Good Housekeeping This is what life does. It lets you walk up to the store to buy breakfast and the paper, on a stiff knee. It lets you choose... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at What We Need Is Here
Squash! They're driving us out of our gourd! This week we'll be serving two new squash dishes, hoping to use up what we have before the next wave hits. Yellow Squash Stew for Wednesday's Café and Squash and Goat Cheese... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
The vegetable donations from local farms has been ramping up these last few weeks, and right now we are experiencing that sliver of time when we have the end of cool-weather veggies along with the beginning of those that thrive... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
We are at the end of the greens season here, which means we are swimming in them, as some of our favorite farmers harvest the last of them and send them our way. We have been serving them up for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
It's easy! I have never liked spaghetti sauce from a jar and have prided myself in making it from my mother's recipe (from a box of Mueller's) - which called for cans of tomato and tomato paste. The only time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
Home fries, grits, or hashbrowns? For me, it’s always grits and always will be – even though I like home fries a little better. The reason for this came home to me a few months ago when I was ordering... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
Oh, greens, we were beginning to tire of you. We had two giant bins of collards donated this week from our friends the Grahams and from Paul, a dear friend who organizes a local middle school garden. They were fresh... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
Over the last couple years, several graduating students have asked me for a "bucket list" of things to do in Gainesville before they leave. There are a few of these floating around - most very University of Florida specific. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
Last week's café served up black-eyed peas and rice with greens and a side of fries. We have roasted veggies before, cutting them in the traditional french fry shape that disguised (maybe) the fact that it was actually a turnip... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
So easy, and it has that tasty combination of sweet potato, salty cheese, and bitter greens. Yum. Ingredients 6 sweet potatoes 2 cups cooked black beans (or one can) 1/4 cup (or so) of frozen or canned corn 1 bunch... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
We have started serving breakfast four morning a week at the Green House Catholic Worker! Even though it means firing up the kitchen a little early to get things ready by 7am, we are really enjoying it. And so are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
Yes! It is definitely high time to simplify. I have been going through the same thing, figuring out which rituals to keep and which to jettison based on which children will be home which day. I may adopt two of your Christmas customs - Christmas dinner the day after Christmas and alcohol for breakfast. Why didn't I think of that??
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2013 on Simply Christmas at The Feminist Grandma
It’s not often that I hear something new. It must be my age. But a presentation I attended earlier this week, part of the "Friends Across the Ages" speaker series, had such a different spin on it that it really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
Opening the fridge drawer today reminded me of how lucky we are to live in Florida in the winter. It's citrus season right at the perfect time. Every other person I know has a cold right now and, even if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at What We Need Is Here
This was delightful. And I totally agree. The Publix folks have gotten some very curmudgeonly responses from me as well...
I think eggplant is pretty, but that's really the only good thing I have to say about it. Especially this time of year. We served this soup at the cafe today, and it was delicious. It also used up a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at What We Need Is Here
It is not possible to look at the present condition of our land and people and find support for optimism. We must not fool ourselves. It is altogether conceivable that we may go right along with this business of "business,"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at What We Need Is Here
I know you are reading this poem late, before leaving your office of the one intense yellow lamp-spot and the darkening window in the lassitude of a building faded to quiet long after rush-hour. I know you are reading this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at What We Need Is Here