Tagged: Organic

An Ode on the Potato (No Dan Quayle, No e on the end)

If you read this blog, and admittedly not many people do, you know that I like growing my own food. We grown the usuals: tomatoes, peppers, basil, beans and usually some type of squash. But a few years ago we decided to try potatoes, and it only took one year...

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The Great Bean Beetle War of 2016: A Conflict in Two Parts (So Far)

The Backstory If you’ve read many of these posts, you probably know I do some vegetable gardening, specifically organic gardening. One of the trade-offs with organic gardening is that in return for not poisoning your garden with herbicides and pesticides, you have to deal with attacks from some of the animals...

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The Peoria Locavore in Winter, Part 2: Finishing with the Freezer

When last we visited this subject, I covered the fruits and vegetables we put up in our freezer to help get us through the winter in a locavore sort of style. However, if you looked carefully at the picture you might have noticed much more than just fruits and vegetables....

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The Locavore in Winter … In Peoria: Freezer Edition

The Backstory I’ve written, and certainly posted on Instagram, about our efforts to eat locally and organically, ideally at the same time. And while that’s easy in the summer and doable in the fall and spring, what does one do in the cold winter months in the frozen Midwest? Well,...

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