Spring Brook Farm, "Tarentaise," and More Pork Than You Have Ever Seen In One Place

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  By Ian Halbert Mary and I have finally settled into our new home in Watertown, saddled with all the concerns and frets that plague the first-time homeowners:…

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For The Weekend: Plants, Prints, School Lunches and Gulf Coast Soul

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The University of Nebraska Gardens site, edited by horticulturist Emily Levine, is also following Donald Culross Peattie’s An Almanac For Moderns and regularly posting his entries online. The…

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Well Stories and the Photography of Kay Westhues

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The spring on N. Goose Creek Road, Martinsville, Indiana; photograph by Kay Westhues Last weekend we mentioned Fourteen Places To Eat, a photo-blog by Indiana photographer Kay Westhues….

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For Your Consideration: March 29

Monday, March 29, 2010

By Ian Halbert Check out these links which pick up the loose strands of the ongoing conversations here on The Art of the Rural: 1. Another example of…

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Allan Benton Ham & Bacon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

By Ian Halbert Recently, Mary and I ate at a local restaurant we both love – Hungry Mother. The concept is something of a cross-section of a number…

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"Putting Up"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

By Ian Halbert Canning and preserving have become something of a cottage industry here in Boston, and throughout other urban areas. All over the web, food bloggers and…

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For Your Consideration: School Lunches and Prison Farms

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photo by Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times Editors note: this is a first in a new series of posts that we are hoping to function as virtual…

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Farmville Files: Where Does Food Come From?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Compiled by Matthew Fluharty and Ian Halbert From our ongoing investigation: Exhibit K: The video above is from the first episode of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s new series…

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Boston’s Best Bees

Thursday, March 4, 2010

by Ian Halbert My fiancée and I have just bought a condo in Watertown, MA. Beyond all the usual excitement surrounding the move into new digs, there are…

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Robert Frost and Oxblood

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

by Ian Halbert I am at present reading Lawrance Thompson’s masterful and authoritative (as well as authorized – more on this below) biography of Robert Frost. Frost’s childhood…

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