Aug 18

Permaculture

Permaculture is defined, in short, as a method of landscaping and gardening that is self sustaining, low input / low work — high out put / high return on labor. Follow this link to an interesting and resourceful site on the topic. In my mind, this idea of permaculture is applicable to the small farm …

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Aug 12

Pasta

Spinach Fettuccine with chicken and mushrooms, with a cream sauce.

* Pasta is a generic term for an unleavened dough usually made from durum wheat flour and water, then cut into sheets or any variety of over 300 shapes. In a previous post I shared one of my almost world famous original recipe for a special Lasagna with Pistachios. and this post with a recipe …

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Aug 03

Central Park, New York

A view from the roof of the MET.

When we think of New York City, we conjure images of skyscrapers, bustling crowds, a plethora of art and cultural events, an abundance of restaurants and a melting pot of virtually every ethnicity and nationality from around the globe. Most visitors think of Manhattan when you say NYC, but the city is actually comprised of …

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Jul 29

Diana — goddess of hunting and wild animals.

Dianna

The poem, Diana of the Hunt, was written by a somewhat obscure American poet named, Forceythe Willson. Diana of the Hunt By Forceythe Willson All can see, in the shining places, Vestiges of her classic graces; Where her footsteps, fleet and stark, Have beautifully embossed the dark. We know indeed, that the stately and golden …

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Jul 17

Three Sunsets

Three Sunsets by Kevin Neary I snapped the picture as the sun set between the buildings on West 111th Street. The light and shadow were stunning. * The next day I sat for an aeon staring at a sunset on canvas. Expansive, glowing, red-orange through that massive cloud. * That hot and humid evening in …

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Jul 12

Buckminster Fuller — Futurist.

“Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.” * The quote above is from the 1969 book titled, Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects of Humanity, a book that by early 21st Century standards would likely be rather dull. However there are some little gems of wisdom within. I suspect, even forward thinking members of society, like …

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Jul 06

Whole Hog

The main item at the top is a pulled pork sandwich, next to a BBQed chicken drumstick, a couple of delicious pasta salads, deviled egg in the center, green beans with bacon at 9 o'clock and baked beans at 11.

At my commencement ceremonies from the Culinary Institute of America, in 1980, I had the pleasure of listening to Jaques Pepin address our graduating class. His theme was “cooking with love”. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of enjoying a whole hog roast as I watched two people “cooking with love”. Kim and Rich Green, owners …

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Jul 01

Pork

pan fried pork chops

*** On the small farm hogs are an easy animal to raise as a source of meat. A family of four that grows much of their own food can feed the scraps from kitchen and garden waste to a pair of hogs and within months have a return on that investment that will stock the …

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Jun 26

End of June Garden Report

The full view of my main garden plot looking east.

In this post from early June, I shared a few pictures from the garden to give an idea of what I had started in the various beds. This post will show the difference that 3 weeks makes. Here we are at the end of June and everything is booming!. Compare this shot (below left) of …

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Jun 15

Father’s Day

It has been almost 9 years since my Dad passed. I knew the day would come. Dad’s health had been failing for several years and in his final two months he spent most of the time in bed. I think he was in a lot of pain near the end, but he would never complain. …

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