August ABODE gets its duck in a pickle


The new issue of ABODE is out, folks, and I must tell you it’s a peach. Or should I say, a pickle? Food columnist Lisa Reeder, who is always full of good advice about using all that stuff you buy at City Market, delves into pickle-making in all its splendor. Pucker up, greenies.

…And then get ready to learn all about raising ducks for meat, which if you ask me is kind of an advanced move for the green-living, local-eating set. I got to visit the home of Kip and Leni Sorensen, a wonderful place indeed, to check out their duck operation, and came away impressed with their know-how and the beauty of the homestead they’ve created in White Hall. They’ve got a sweet garden, an old springhouse, an outdoor-oven-in-progress, and a sizeable flock of chickens. Kip can build anything and Leni can cook anything. You’ll love them.

Other green stuff in the issue: this year’s Farm Tour, Better World Betty’s guide to the dead-tree-free home, and an account of how one family learned to live with the bugs. I hope you’ll read it and let us know what you think.