• About Rachel

    I live to eat and eat to live, planning every meal to include as much local and seasonal abundance as possible. My favorite color is purple, my favorite vegetable is whatever is fresh and local, and my favorite drink is whatever you're pouring. Follow me @racheltayse


    Growing Edges

    by  • July 29, 2015 • Featured, Home & Family • 3 Comments

    growing edges

    Have you ever noticed where weeds are most intrusive in the garden? Where the forest erupts in plant diversity? Where shellfish thrive? On the edges. The boundaries of the raised bed, the forest floor, and the ocean shore are teaming with life. I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without...

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    Sharing Strawberries

    by  • June 17, 2015 • Family, Featured, Gardening & Pets • 1 Comment

    strawberry bowl

    This spring has been a good for strawberries. Great, even. Our patches produced enough for multiple quarts daily that we’ve eaten fresh, frozen, and made into jam. Enough that the afternoon “pick me” call feels more like a chore as days go by. Enough that I revisit this memory often: I am nine or ten...

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