Tag Archives: Eat Local

food revolution – jamie oliver

I used to really enjoy watching Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef program on the Food Network.  I loved his casual style to producing wonderful meals with very simple preparation of good ingredients. I have a few of his cookbooks. I have … Continue reading

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converging thoughts – conclusion

And now for the “so what do I want to do with these thoughts”. I have a farm and I have resources.  I may not have time for a full time second job, but I think I have an idea … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #2

Ok, let me cut immediately to the chase, the premium/boutique products that I am imagining selling to the 1% ers are food and drink based. The first company that I started was funded by a media company and the main … Continue reading

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dinner at the farm

Remember my comments about the secrets behind the appeal of the books by Mayes, Mate and Mayle? One of them is to share the fun of food and fellowship. Well, here goes an attempt at that. Last Saturday one of … Continue reading

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garden 2012

Saturday was a beautiful, and occasionally, hot day at the farm. After a filling breakfast at the farm, the kids and I headed to the Durham Farmer’s Market to buy tomato plants. This is the first time I had been … Continue reading

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wine around the year

Wine at the farm can be a good thing, maybe best consumed after you are done playing with the power tools . I have come to realize that warm mulled wine in the cool months and chilled sangria in the … Continue reading

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peppers

Irene is coming through NC today.  Here in Raleigh it is just wind and rain.  Nothing too bad.  We lost power for an hour, but had the generator kick in.  The internet was out for several hours.  I suspect the … Continue reading

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apple tree mystery

During the first summer at the farm we saw that the apple tree, which is right outside the back kitchen window, was loaded with apples. During early September we tasted a few and they were ripe.  Over a weekend or … Continue reading

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honey!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had ordered the Introductory Honey Extraction Kit from Brushy Mountain Bee Supplies. The extractor (think centrifuge) can hold two deep frames or 4 medium/shallow frames. There is a frame uncapping station, a uncapping knife and … Continue reading

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tomato time!

If there is no other reason to plant a garden than for fresh tomatoes, that is more than justification enough for the effort. There is absolutely nothing as good as tomatoes fresh from the garden. It must be a small … Continue reading

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