Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, June 1, 2011

Published by Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Permalink 0

by Simón de Swaan

The hot biscuit runs a poor second to cornbread, but is considered of higher social caste. We abrogate and deprecate cornbread when we have guests, but we should consider ourselves deficient in hospitality if we served a company meal without hot biscuits.–Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek (1942)

Visitors to Florida can see where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings worked on her farm Cross Creek as well as where she wrote her novel The Yearling, for which she earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1939. She was also the author of Cross Creek Cookery.


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Recipes: Wild Woman on Feral Acres: Pantry Meals: Bounty from a Dormant Garden

Published by Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Permalink 0

by Esmaa Self

We often think of fall as a good time to prepare meals from the garden, but those with a pantry filled with last season’s bounty will recognize the bitter days of a northern hemisphere February as a great time to dish up homemade soup.

As I write this, much of America is experiencing extreme winter weather. Our local forecast calls for a low of -21° F. So you may well imagine how hunkered down is the farm today. But isn’t this the sort of weather we plan for when we plant, tend, harvest and preserve the bounty from our gardens? Indeed, a pantry filled with homegrown goodness can assuage the sting of an ice storm.

Here are a couple of bone-warming recipes that make good use of a pantry stocked with home-grown foods. If you have no such thing, consider this an invitation to get into the gardening game.

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