And now, the thrilling conclusion to our story! Or, at the very least, a continuation of yesterday’s retrospective of the best NW Edible posts of 2011. Did you miss the first half of this list? Find it here.
my fave: Being Everyone – Since ya’ll asked, yes, once upon a time I had a six-pack. I still do but now my six-pack lives inside a little belly cooler made of chocolate and homebrew. Which is also awesome, if you think about it.
most read: We Hang Together, Or We All Hang Separately
best practical: What Farm Grandmas And Chefs Do (And You Should To) – I feel even more strongly about fat utilization now. Expect more fat posts in the future! Hmm…perhaps my obsession with culinary fat and my current lack of six-pack abs are related.
my fave: Which Caricature Are You? – This one still makes me giggle.
most read: Nosy Neighbor Urban Homestead And Garden Tour 2011
best practical: Lazy Preservation At Its Best: Freezing Peaches – My daughter popped two frozen peaches from the freezer just today and went to town on them. They were great, even though I never did get them wrapped in plastic and they are still just hanging out in nothing but their skin in my freezer.
my fave: Labor Pains And The Harvest – A post that didn’t get a lot of attention, but speaks to me still. My frothy panic at the tremendous effort involved in getting through the harvest last year has faded into a pleasant pride and a delusion that it can’t have really been that bad. And so, as women forget the immediate pain of childbirth and choose to have another baby, I shall choose to plant again in 2012.
most read: Wifery, Money And Not-Work – I don’t know if I could do it without my uber-supportive partner, but many of us do.
best practical: Lacto-Fermented Salsa – This was a hard month to pick a “practical” post. But as I still have a few jars of this salsa in the fridge almost four months later, and as it’s still good, I went for this post. Next year I’d add a bit more salt to the recipe as it’s lost some saltiness as it has matured.
my fave: Fall The Wife – She’s still taking care of me, and I’d still ask her to the big dance.
most read: A Very Homestead Holiday
best practical: The Only Good Fruit Fly Is A Dead Fruit Fly – So true.
my fave: The Political Act Of Making Dinner – Angry masculinists everywhere cheer as I defend their right to make good mac-and-cheese, too.
most read: No Use For Coupons
best practical: Brew Or Buy: Is It Worth It? It Depends – Applicable to more than just brewing, because you can’t know what’s worth it unless you know what’s worth it….to you.