• 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


    Jefferson’s Garden at Monticello {Inspiration}

    by  • February 16, 2014 • Featured, Gardening & Pets, Travel • 1 Comment

    pollinator garden

    Who is your favorite president? Mine is Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson’s life was guided by science, reason, and curiosity. He loved gardens, arguably advancing America’s agriculture more than any other national leader. “I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural.” This past August we were lucky...

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    Snow Rollers!

    by  • January 29, 2014 • Family, Featured, Ohio • 1 Comment

    snow roller on pedestal

    The weather has been brutal in central Ohio this winter. Snow, wind, frigid temperatures, more snow, and more frigid temperatures keep us rushing in from outdoor chores and not spending any extra time outside. Or so it was until Monday morning when we looked outside and saw what appeared to be snowballs littering our...

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    Alex’s Baked Chicken Wings

    by  • January 27, 2014 • Featured, Make it Yourself, Meat • 3 Comments

    baked chicken wings recipe

      We like chicken wings. Who doesn’t? But chicken wings at restaurants are often disappointing and almost never from locally sourced meat. Alex has been honing his homemade version for years. His secret is not a special ingredient but a specific methodology. The recipe starts with a spice rub. Paprika is a major component...

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