Monthly Archives: June 2013

The simple things

Remember how I waxed poetic about Ohio strawberries and my grandmother’s strawberry jam? And how I said she taught me it’s the simple things that matter most? Case in point. The simple, classic, utterly delicious and highly underrated pb&j. It’s … Continue reading

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Old Timey Tuesday

Then: And now: The first photograph is not dated and the boy in the photograph is not identified. I assume he was a family friend or a cousin or something. In both photographs you can see (starting from the left) … Continue reading

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Chery Bomb!

Hello world I’m your wild girl. I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb…. Saturday after the Haymaker Farmers’ Market Diane and I headed to Hiram to Monroe Orchards to pick cherries. Oh. My. Goodness! Monroe Orchards is officially … Continue reading

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Old Timey Tuesday

Then: Now: If you’re familiar with the farm then you know this is the entrance to the ceramic room. In the late 1970s my grandma and aunt started a ceramic business. I remember there were always ladies in the basement … Continue reading

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More on strawberries

As I have said, Ohio strawberries are a treasure and one of the most perfect and delicious foods in the world. Here are some tips regarding your berries. 1. You’re better off to pick your own if you can. They’re … Continue reading

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Strawberries! Or, how this whole jamming thing started.

Strawberries are here! Woohoo! I have been hitting my local pickin’ patch as often as I can these past few days. The strawberry season is ridiculously short and I’m trying to get as many pounds as I can before they’re … Continue reading

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Old Timey Tuesday

Then. And now. The man in the photograph is my grandpa and it’s not dated. The white building to the right of him is known as “the wood house.” I’m not sure of the date but it was moved from … Continue reading

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