Category: Gardening/Local Plant Life

Cucina Povera

By , March 7, 2020

Recently, I learned a lovely Italian term that has special meaning for our family: Cucina Povera.

Cucina Povera can mean “poor kitchen” or “poor cuisine”—peasant food, in other words.

I’ve long been enamored with peasant food, particularly since it makes a virtue of necessity.

Cucina Povera Cookbook

The cookbook at the heart of it all (Image:

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The One Benefit of Moose Visits

By , February 21, 2020

All right, gentle readers, watch me try to take the high road on this post. Can I do it without giving in to the temptation of poop humor? Let’s see . . . .

While I have complained a lot lately about moose in our compound over the last month and more (see A Month of Moose) there is a benefit of their activity: fertilizer.

Specifically, like most ruminants, moose let fly whenever and where ever. That means that our property and the surrounding trails are liberally sprinkled with moose nuggets.

moose nuggets

A gift for the gardens from Mama Moose (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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