Week 18: Huge Harvests in the Gardens

Summer is here and the harvests are showing it. The volume of produce being picked at Pepperfield as well as at the hospital garden is astounding. Monday began with an interview at a local brewery. I had been contacted about working in a new kitchen at the brewery that hoped to produce "world class food... Continue Reading →

Week 17: Back in the Kitchen

Last week left off right in the middle of our second dining event here at Pepperfield. Over a leisurely evening we shared a fantastic meal with Rowen White's seed keeping network. Monday morning started by begining the braised lamb shoulder. Afterwards I cooked some beans for the starter plate. While those were cooking I took... Continue Reading →

Make the Food and They will Come

Both of the recent dining events at Pepperfield were extremely rewarding on many levels. Each guest left stunned and satiated from the beautiful symphony of food. At the first event, as people gathered in the house, the yeasty aroma of fresh pita wafted through the air. A collection of bowls sat on the table with... Continue Reading →

Wüsthof 7-inch Nakiri Classic Review

Wüsthof produces its knives out of Solingen, Germany. Since 1814 this family owned and managed company has produced high quality tools known universally around the world. Each product is made to last and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Currently I do not have a ultility knife in my kit, but this knife fills that... Continue Reading →

Week 15: Here Comes the Harvest

We are just beginning to see the start of the early harvest. Spinach and Parsnips have gone to seed and are almost ripe and we dug the first garlic just a few days ago.Monday we had our bed and breakfast guests in the morning. David did a squash blossom omelette and we spent about an... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Bioregionalism

Bioregionalism is defined as an advocacy of the belief that eating, product procurement and other human activities should be sourced from local areas. It's not something that is always practical, but when it is, bioregionalism should be observed. With respect to food, bioregionalism drastically increases the overall quality of ingredients and products. Naturally all products... Continue Reading →

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