I generally favor cooking is a self discovery, a methods by which one can investigate oneself examination and receive the benefits progressively. The most ideal approach to satisfy any one is through their stomach. Need to inspire somebody , go for the belly. Mouthwatering dishes never disappoint.
russ - pat has her bee club meeting on this date, so we will be unable to attend. northern garden recommended crops, based on our experience: potatoes, turnips, kohlrabi, mangels, radishes, carrots, garlic, cabbage, beets, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, onions, squash (to feed livestock, of course!), pumpkins.
per our observation over 40 gardening seasons, we cannot depend on spring and autumn seasons anymore - we seem to have lengthened our summers to long, dry, and warmish, while the winters are also long, dry, and warmish. we must plant what will actually grow in our new, normal weather. we must efficiently use every drop of water, and we will want watering methods that do not involve expensive or unavailable grid electricity. gardening neighbors are essential for trading successful seeds and information, trading crops we can grow in our garden vs. what they can grow in their garden (our neighbors have a southern slope to their garden, and grow great tomatoes and peppers, while our garden is facing north, and we grow a LOT of potatoes - win, win). hoop houses, cheap green houses (have you checked out "deep winter greenhouses" from the university of Minnesota extension?), high tunnels, low tunnels, black plastic mulch, etc. now is the time to trim some of the fat (unnecessary possessions, addictions, untrustworthy people) from our lives - we need to focus.