As the blog writer, I began thinking as I was creating this post today that this title could become a childrens' book series, "Orla On The Farm". It would go something like this. . .
When the cold winter was beginning to end- the days were getting longer and the sun a little closer, the snow melting in the open fields, Orla would light the woodstoves in the greenhouses. It was magical--to be out in the dark and quiet of night tearing shreds of paper and piling little sticks in the stove. Then the quiet would be broken by only the crackle of the fire and the darkness broken by the glow of the fire in the tiny stove cracks. You could almost hear the seeds sprouting. Orla liked the warmth, the smell of the moist soil and smoky fire.
to be continued**********
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new to us this season, lovely pottery by Kelly Donohoe
have you had your first potato salad of the summer? chives is a key ingredient for mine, along with lots of fresh mint, organic potatoes (white and sweet!), fresh local eggs, a dressing of garlic, olive oil, tarragon, brown mustard, and red wine vinegar. Optional: (add a little mayo, salt & pepper after stirring and more mustard to taste, purple onion, cuke). this is an adaption from my tattered, favorite cookbook, "The Cabbagetown Cafe".