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Highland Beef Cows in Tennessee

In New York we ate a lot of Highland beef. In fact, we even had Highland steaks on the menu at our wedding. Highland burgers are the best burgers I’ve eaten, period. We really wanted to raise them on our farm. However, we were a little worried that the breed wouldn’t make sense to raise in Tennessee. The shaggy coat surely wouldn’t work in the heat, and could we get comfortable with the long horns?
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To Be The Land of Milk and Honey - Beginning Beekeeping

The newest additions on the farm - Honey BeesMonths and months ago, in the middle of winter in a 3rd floor walk-up in Brooklyn, I made one of my first calls to a real Tennessean. His name was Ed Johnson, or Ed, The Honey Man. About an hour later I hung up the phone with a huge grin on my face. In addition to putting me at ease with the idea of taking on bees with no previous experience, in his disarming drawl he had regaled me with a story about his old girlfriend, who shares my name, and various tidbits of useful local information. It was one of those calls that made my week. 
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Dark Chocolate Chèvre Truffles with Red Chile and Honey

I've been meaning to share this one for awhile now. They're so tasty and very easy to make. I put these together for the first time for a little Valentine's day treat for Scrapple this past Feb. while I was interning in the caves at Murray's. At the time, their cave master was doing a collaboration with Mast Brothers Chocolate, an amazing independent chocolate maker in Brooklyn (they bring their beans in on a sail boat to conserve energy!) for a special Valentine's day cheese and I was inspired to do some experimenting of my own! 
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And He Shall Be A House Cat

After our disappointing foray into owning a cat we decided to get another one. We were determined to have a barn cat. In fact, I’d still like to have a barn cat. It just won’t be Levon. Levon shall be a house cat. And he shall be a family cat. And he shall be a Levon. A hysterical indoor cat.

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Postcards from Little Seed - 5.18.12

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