I live in rural Maine, on a 160 acre farm. We've been organic gardeners here for almost 40 years. In addition to growing all of our vegetables and some fruits, we raise chickens(Freedom Rangers for meat, Buff Orpingtons for eggs), ducks (Pekins for meat, Indian Runners for eggs), and beef cattle. A neighbor keeps pigs on our land, as well, and a neighbor taps trees in the woods for his maple operation. Since we have lived here, in what used to be Zone 3, we've watched the date of the first killing frost move from mid-September to early October, a change of three weeks. Years ago we tried to plant peach trees, but the cold winters did them in. We just planted them again . . .
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- Various unidentified little dishes of crunchy and/or gelatinous things in Japan
- What do you cook when home alone?
- I experiment.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- The Elmira wood-burning kitchen stove. (I have a regular stove, too.)
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is: