Author Archives: twistedbasics

About twistedbasics

Welcome! Food is my focus, livelihood, art form and my passion. My wife and I run a 5.5 acre organic vegetable farm. Join me fellow foodie as we explore the changing seasons and the food it brings.

March Madness!

No, it’s not hoops and the tourney, but some of the oddest weather we’ve ever seen.  We just finished up with an extremely mild winter.  We only had three significant snow falls, which were literally gone 3-4 days later.  The … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details

Being vegetable farmers, we don’t eat out a lot.  When we do go into town and want to eat out, we tend to stay away from chain restaurants.  In a pinch we are willing to eat at Panera or Chipotle.  There are many … Continue reading

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Cabbage Rolls Revisited

I love cabbage rolls.  My mother-in-law Elsa made them for me the first time in the early 80’s.  She mixed beef and pork together with onions and rice, placed them in cabbage leaves and tied them with thread.  She called … Continue reading

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Awakening Curious George

Our seesaw winter continues.  Winter blows in, then spring comes barking at its heels.  It leaves me feeling unsettled and edgy.  I can’t quite relax with all this change blowing around me.  Usually winter evokes a certain sense of solitude and … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Tree Hugger

It’s been a strange winter.  Here we are in the later part of January with only our second real snowfall.  It too will be gone sometime this week with temperatures in the upper 30’s during the day.  We’ve been in … Continue reading

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What Goes Around Comes Around

It sometimes seems like it’s the little things.  An unexpected smile or phone call, someone shares a story that touches you.  I was in the bank today making a deposit, when one of the tellers shared with me that when … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life

Most families have their own holiday or Christmas traditions that surface when they gather together each year.  These traditions have evolved over time as life changes the framework.  Val and I have both lost our parents and our immediate families … Continue reading

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Here Come The Holidays!

The holiday’s are upon us, and we can barely keep up with all the activity.  For me, the holidays are a mixed bag of emotions, memories, great food and good company.  I remember as a child how the world seemed … Continue reading

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The Practice of Gratitude

The holidays are upon us, and Val and I are filled with gratitude.  We had a houseful for Thanksgiving; my older brother Bill, his new girlfriend Deb, and my two nephews Ian and Jake were here for a few days. … Continue reading

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The Certainty of Change

Our 2011 market season has ended and I’m feeling nostalgic.  This week the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market will end as we know it and the work will begin on it’s all new and much-needed renovation.  So why am I so … Continue reading

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