Kale and Hearty

It’s easy to take potatoes for granted. But fresh, local spuds are a marvel, with a nutty flavor and creamy texture that can’t be matched out of the mesh sacks shipped halfway across the country. In fact, next to eggs (okay, and maybe sweet, late-seasonĀ carrots), they’re my favorite CSA staple, and when my stash is…

Leek week

And leak week. It seemed like a good investment seven years ago, when we were spec’ing the renovations. But when that fancy, ultra-high-efficiency water heater recently began “evacuating” all over the floor every few hours, its return curve changed slope dramatically. So while Plumber #4 and I wait for parts to arrive from Italy (really?),…