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Duck Eggs

I learned something new yesterday out in the wilds of Canby OR. John and I took Dylan & Lily (the grandmonsters) to a sheep, chicken and duck farm. The farmer told me that people who are allergic to chicken eggs don't have a problem with duck eggs! We bought a dozen beautiful duck eggs, I have yet to try them so stay tuned....

Posted on June 11, 2007 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

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At 4:06pm on June 7, 2007, Nancy Barrows said…
Patrick - when you pick it depends on a variety of factors. How long do you intend to cook these beans? If they need to hold up under some longer cooking, then you will want to wait until you have some seed development in the bean pod. If they are going to be cooked very quickly, then they should be picked before any significant seed development. In either case, they should be picked immediately before cooking so that they are not subjected to any refrigeration. I feel that refrigeration of pole beans is detrimental to their flavor and texture.

Hope this helps!
At 8:55pm on June 24, 2007, Hilary Conway said…
Hi, fancy Nancy. Ate lettuce out of my very own garden last week!
At 8:08am on June 25, 2007, Nancy Barrows said…
Hil- that's great home grown lettuce is the best. We are running out, I did not time my lettuce plantings correctly... but we have enough kale to feed the world, come get some if you want!
At 7:28pm on September 3, 2007, Tony and Michelle Anselmo said…
We actually found one at a nursery a couple weeks ago. The nursery was going out of business and we picked it up for next to nothing. - 3 footer

sorry to say the other one did not make it.

how much longer before you begin to starve your tomatoes - 2 weeks?

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