Category Archives: On the Farm

Dining at The Dairy – Dancing Ewe Farm

I don’t know too many people who work harder than Jody and Luisa Somers, the farmers and artisans of the delightful Dancing Ewe Farm in Granville, NY.  Already busy raising their family, tending to their sheep, making outstanding cheeses and [...]

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Pursuing Porcine Perfection – Ibérico de Bellota- Part 1 – La Dehesa

While deliciousness can be found throughout the animal kingdom, no animal provokes more passion than the pig. There are many wonderful breeds of pigs, but sitting proudly at the pinnacle of porcine perfection is the Spanish black-footed Cerdo Ibérico, especially [...]

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The Chef’s Garden – Eden Exists in Ohio

Ohio is not the first place that would have come to my mind when thinking about sourcing a wide variety of top quality vegetables, herbs and flowers, but it is the home of what may very well be the finest [...]

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Chile’s Casas del Bosque – A Gem of a Winery

As we approach autumn in the northern hemisphere some vineyards have begun harvesting grapes while others await the perfect moment. There is nothing quite like being around a vineyard around the time of the vendemmia. This past April, it was [...]

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Sunday Photo – Forever Farmland

This blog is mostly about food. I love good food. It is one of life’s greatest pleasures, a source of health and something that tends to bind people together. To have good food, though, we require good product and good [...]

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Sunday Photo – Old Friends at Cabin Creek

I had dinner the other night with some “old friends.” Amongst them were people I have known for some time. In addition there were some “old friends” that were new to me. The dinner was a benefit organized by Suzanne [...]

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A Suckling Pig For Dinner – Warning: Graphic Images

Meat is a pleasure, but meat is also a responsibility. When we eat meat and I do with some frequency, I believe that it is important to respect the animal and to eat animals that have been respected in life [...]

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Sunday Photo – Looking Ahead

July 4th is here and gone. While procuring me meal for that holiday, I spied these young turkeys, one or two of whom will be gracing my Thanksgiving table in a few months. These recently hatched heritage breed birds are [...]

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Foods From Chile – The Wines: Part One- Viñedos de Alcohuaz

I have never seen bluer skies than the sky I saw in northern Chile’s Elqui Valley, high up in the Andes. The sky is so clear, the area of the Atacama Desert (the Elqui Valley is at the southern edge [...]

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Sunday Photo – It’s Fair Season

I haven’t enjoyed the Washington County Fair this much in quite some time. Year in and year out, the fair remains pretty much the same. There are occasional minor changes and the faces evolve, but its constancy is ultimately a [...]

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