Miyabi 9.5” Chef Knife, Artisan Series Review

Many years ago I purchased a tool that really has become an heirloom in my kit. Brilliant in appearance and effective in design, this is my go to chef knife! A subsidiary of Zwilling, Miyabi offers a variety Japanese style knives hand honed in Japan. The Miyabi line takes the classic German techniques and pairs... Continue Reading →

Week 8: A Study in the Totalitarian Law of Physics (or Murphy’s Law)

Anything not expressly forbidden in the universe is compulsory. If it can go wrong, it will. This was by far the most unproductive week, although maybe one of my earlier weeks of residence in the snow was comparable. The week commenced with more rain hindering us all from getting anything done. I spent the day... Continue Reading →

Magnifying the Magnificence of the Mundane

Imagine… The crisp air lightly brushes against my skin. Rays of the afternoon sun beam down with glorious intensity bathing me in a contrast of deep warmth. Each step through the lawn is met by the gentle rustle of grass under foot, almost like a broom running across an old wood floor. With each step... Continue Reading →

Week 7: Spring Smackdown

I tore out of the gate this Monday after a leisurely breakfast with the crew and Jim, the maple syrup guy. (He usually stops in on Mondays and the last time I reported this I mistakenly called him Dave). I began at the hospital garden with transplanting which took the better half of the morning.... Continue Reading →

Corn Gateau – Cornbread’s Distant Cousin

Here is a recipe for a super light corn cake. It is fairly sweet so I reccomend serving it as a dessert. Yields 10 Portions Ingredients 2/3C Sugar 1/2t Salt 2C Cornmeal 6 ea Eggs 3/4C Butter 1/4C Milk Method 1.  Preheat oven as you are measuring out ingredients to 375. 2.  Melt butter on... Continue Reading →

(Vegetarian) Chili

Here's a great recipe for a meatless chili. Check the notes below if you want to add some meat! Yields 10 Portions Ingredients Chili Paste 1.5C Tomatoes 2 ea Onion, chopped 1c Sundried tomatoes, reconstituted, save the liquid 4T Cumin 3T Coriander 1t Allspice 1T Hot pepper - optional, and depending on peppers used amount... Continue Reading →

Week 6: Its Begining to Look a lot Like Springtime

David has aptly named the month of May and June spring planting. We began the week at the hospital garden. Our full crew, David, Ellis, Birte and myself, spent the day on cleanup in the garden. Some of it involved shoveling excess dirt away from the paths. We tore through the work and left soon... Continue Reading →

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