Category Archives: Cookin’

some of the delicious concoctions to come out of the garden and the kitchen at Ranch du Bois

July’s “GOOD TO KNOW” for the Mountain States Garden

Excerpts from the Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States (If you like this, you will love the book!) Look for it at your local book store or on Amazon here. Know How Blanching apricots. Bring a … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Loom.

Or, what’s looming in my future. Black Gilliflower. Ashmead’s Kernel. Spitzenberg. Coming to my door. Tomorrow. YESYESYES! From Trees of Antiquity’s catalogue/description: An old English russet apple, medium size, golden-brown skin with a crisp nutty snap. Fruit explodes with champagne-sherbet … Continue reading

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My favorite outdoor kitchen

This is my all time fave outdoor kitchen. We call it the Cabana Kitchen. It is steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Steps. Maybe 25 steps. I have seen the Pacific Ocean wash into this kitchen during one particularly high … Continue reading

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More rhubarb cocktails

For my pal Cindy, in smokin’ hot Katy, Texas: girl, you need this to cool yourself down! I am not even gonna lie about it, this recipe is straight from page 69 of Jamie Oliver’s Jamie at Home: Cook Your … Continue reading

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Best recipes for garden vegetables

I know, I know! How boring is that post title? It is SO NOT me. When I went to Amazon.com in search of the best vegetable garden cookbooks, I could pull up more than 200 and sometimes 600 matches. There’s … Continue reading

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GBBD July 15, 2009

Not to be left out of the big doin’s, here’s my little upload for Bloom Day, July 2009-a small selection of what is blooming in the garden at Ranch du Bois. It is blazing hot and hard to photograph all … Continue reading

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Guest post from my farmer, Casey

Bountiful Week Seven from the Taft/Tamarack CSA *Magic Garlic!!! Yes, this garlic is magic. It makes dreams come true, and has for the past 5 years. The pulling of the garlic bulbs is one of the most aromatic, amazing tasks … Continue reading

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Rhubarbtinis

I could write out the recipe and take credit, but that would not be fair to the good folks who shared this nectar of the gods and goddesses with me. So, a little link love for him, and a shout … Continue reading

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GBBD (May 09) and a collage for you

Finally! Here’s my Bloom Day post, for Carol over at May Dreams Gardens. Since everyone was getting fancy w/you tube videos and background music, I put mine in a collage. So there. left to right: top row: wisteria & Boise; … Continue reading

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Shout out to Idaho Garden Bloggers

Hey all! I want to send you over to see what ELSE is going on the wild world of Idaho gardening. Here are some kindred spirits. Stop by and say hey!: Seasonal Wisdom Small Goat Garden

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