It was my birthday a couple weeks ago, and I’m officially old.Read More
Things I learned last summer:
Attempting to can can 1,000 lbs of fruit with two and a half people is a very bad idea, even if one of you is very unemployed
You really need to peel peaches before you cut them in half
Tiny peaches are the devil's work
For whole-peeled-style tomato chunks, the trick to density is letting them drain for at least three hours prior to canning.
In the summer of 2010, while doing some late-night organizing for a backpacking trip in Yosemite, my friend Kimi made a frittata. It was the first one I'd ever seen made. As I recall, it had artichoke hearts and spinach and corn, and since all of the pans in Kimi's house were cast iron, she let it cook slowly on the stove instead of putting it in the oven. The next day we ate it cold from a ziploc bag, sitting at the trailhead, and I remember all five of us being vaguely surprised at just how good it was. "I think it's the corn", Kimi said.Read More