This blog is a chronicle of my stumbling journey towards urban homesteading.  An improv cookbook based on Friday night dinners, some gardening, some chickens, and a whole lot of joy.  Learning from both successes and failures from the dirt up.  And lots of pictures!  Enjoy!


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  1. Robert Dreyfus says:

    How fabulous! I love your detailed descriptions and easy to follow pictures, a chronicle of your processes. Great stuff! Love the pictures of your cats, chicks, food creations! You are on the “Urban Homesteading” highway
    which is located somewhere between the Oklahoma Land Rush and the Chicago Loop! All your recipes look yummy! I am sure that your Friday night dinners are great fun! When I was little kid in Mattapan we would walk a few blocks every Friday night for a Kosher dinner – at that time when I was 4, 5, or 6 and younger I suppose I believe that my Boobi and Zedi who lived on Middleton Street in Dorchester kept a Kosher house. Their house was great fun for Aunt Cyndi and me. Chopped liver, very salty chicken soup, other Jewish dishes. There was a great attic where we would find old clothes, button-up shoes from the turn of the last century (1900 ), and traces of my grandparents’ immigrant past – Boobi a Fishstein from Vilna in Lithuania, and Zedi a Dreyfus from Odessa, Russia on the Black Sea.
    Zedi had the family business in Norwood, Mass. on Main Street – fresh fruit and produce gathered every morning at 4-5 AM. from Haymarket in Boston. He and his brothers, in-laws, and cousins had that store for 50 years until the early 70’s. Boobi was Nettie and Zedi was Sam, your middle namesake. The tradition of Friday night, Shabbas dinners, was a ritual and it allowed us as a family to gather and share home cooked food.



  2. Hi there!
    I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out the link to your blog here: http://thesugarlump.com/2012/10/21/very-inspiring-blogger-award-ii/
    Best wishes,

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