Rachel Turiel

Requiem for a Squirrel

It’s winter 2009. The recession has sent its hungry tendrils into every economic crevice, including my husband’s and my freelance work in carpentry and writi...

Creamy Swiss Chard Dip

This is a cooked dip, and a great way to use up the acres of chard you receive weekly from your friendly CSA without it actually tasting like you’re eating a me...

Eat this. Don’t eat that.

Photos by Bonni Pacheco In the late 1990s, I spent many summer nights in the backcountry listening to a camp stove sputter its particular acoustics of whoo...

Modern-Day Artemis, Part II

  There are realities about standing over an animal, newly dead, that I am not prepared for. First, to call that bull elk, slumped and emptied of breath...
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Modern-Day Artemis

By Rachel Turiel This idea blossomed much like many wayward marital brainchildren: my husband cajoled; I laughed and blew him off. The cajoling continued for...
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The Things We Keep

Declaring that food is nourishment is like teasing out an essay’s “thesis statement” from 7th grade composition class just before passing out from boredom. What...
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DIY Pantry, Egg Nog

This recipe is as much for eggnog as it is for the very fact of winter. Not that winter needs a remedy, exactly, just some added cheer on an extremely regular...
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Chile-Lime Squash Fries

Ingredients 1 large winter squash (like buttercup, butternut, or hubbard) or a few smaller (delicata, sweet dumpling, acorn) 4 tablespoons olive oil, ...