Category Archives: food: seed to fork

Meat – finding my way around a beast

I readily admit: I’m a bit cheap. Having grown up with plenty of good ‘home cooking’ resulted in a willingness to cook from scratch. An interest in history and international cultures has turned into a particularly ‘over the top’ collection … Continue reading

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Mushrooms on the Oregon Coast

Almost got blown off Highway 101 yesterday afternoon as I drove down to Pistol River from Washington.  But today wandered just a bit and found mushroom heaven! I don’t know any mushrooms, except that I am learning chanterelles – my … Continue reading

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Orchard roundup

For the curious – we have a roundup of the unidentified tree posts.  The orchard contains 5 apples, 2 aronia berry bushes, 9 blueberries, 4 cherries, 2 cornelian cherries (edible dogwood), a few native elderberries, 4 fig trees, 1 peach, … Continue reading

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Name that tree – here we go again (final chapter)

Almost there!  The final unidentified fruit trees in the Oregon orchard: Tree 17 Tree 18 – buried in the back under brush; alive above the graft! Tree 19 – buried in the back under brush; alive above the graft!  VERY leggy … Continue reading

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Name that tree – Seventh post

Only a few more unidentified trees!  Thanks for all of the help!  This first one I think looks completely unique.  And the second is one of the few that appears fully alive and relatively vibrant above the graft. Tree 15 … Continue reading

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Name that tree – version 6

Only 8 more unidentified trees, I think.  To my uneducated eye, these three look similar. Tree 12 Tree 13 – we felled two large doug fir that were shading parts of the orchard.  We dug out this poor tree, but … Continue reading

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Name that tree – making progress

I’m adding a couple of additional unidentified trees (I’ll post three trees today.)  I’m very excited to be progressing in identification (so far we have dogwood – maybe cornelian cherry, apples, sweet cherry (prunus avium), peach, and purple leafed plum … Continue reading

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