When I decided to start writing this blog, I imagined it as part farm blog, part food blog, but I have hardly written about what I’m cooking at all. Part of that is because I’ve really been cooking relatively little since I got here, much less than I expected considering my love of good food. … Continue reading


I grew up in suburban America, a land of manicured lawns and golf courses, where the dandelion is an indication of disorder and is thought to reveal a flaw not only in one’s housekeeping, but perhaps in one’s character as well. Maybe it’s because I never enjoyed mowing the lawn as a kid, but I … Continue reading

Cheddar Waffles

One of the things I will miss most about my parents’ house is their kitchen. It is infinitely nicer to cook when the pantry is well-stocked, when the pots and pans aren’t too jankity, and, most importantly, when there are kitchen appliances! We have a wonderful waffle iron here, which I am determined to use … Continue reading