Tangy Radish Salad

I feel like I slept a long time under the winter darkness.  Even in the bell-cold mornings under the blustery sky, and working beside the smoky hearth. While I walked I still slept in the quiet.  Slowly – it happened as the days uncounted, stretched beyond the threshold. First things reached out to me through…

Return Of The Light Grain-free Lemon Cake

It’s been unusually cold lately, cold enough to snow although we weren’t so lucky.   Hard frosts for several days in a row left  everything sparkling with minute crystals in the early mornings,  the ground hard frozen, and we marveled at the layers of ice on the water troughs that had to be broken through.  The…

January Yarn Along

The very cold weather and hard frosts of January are upon us,  completely taking everyone by surprise, as usual.  The weather changes very quickly here. New Year’s Eve was almost warm.  It wasn’t  until we were sitting around a New Year’s fire that night that the first gust of cold wind blew down from far…

Old-fashioned Pumpkin Pie

I was lugging a wheelbarrow full of hay and manure into the garden when the weather changed.  The air was warm and still, and seemed to hang like a muggy curtain around the pea trellis and rows of young cabbages, lettuce, and broccoli as i trundled clumsily along the narrow path. A sound almost like…