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book commentary

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide:  . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide: . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

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Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

  Around about Thanksgiving is pretty much when I close up the summer and early fall making/doing/storing food bustle. I’m getting ready to hunker down; you’d think I was a squirrel. South Dakota winters have a way of sticking in memory even all these 29 […]

In Which Leni Journeys Through the Seasons with The Virginia House-wife: January

In Which Leni Journeys Through the Seasons with The Virginia House-wife: January

Over the next while I am going to continue to explore my fascination with the Mary Randolph’s cookbook.  When we read her recipes we get a glimpse into the skills and daily cooking styles practiced by African American cooks/chefs in the late 18th and early […]

The continuing conversation about the ‘food desert’

The continuing conversation about the ‘food desert’

Further thoughts re the generous and thoughtful responses to my ‘food desert’ post. I do very much understand that individuals have little/no control over headers, headlines, or photos used in media. As a performer for many years I became used to being misquoted in even […]

Rejecting the ‘food desert’ concept

Rejecting the ‘food desert’ concept

In response to FLAVOR MAGAZINE, June/July 2009 article titled Not Quite What I Was Looking For under the page header 'in the food desert."  Paul Ryan's description of his personal journey from home gardener to community gardener was timely.  It was good to follow one man's […]