• The Big Sort at Indigo House

    This picture is emblematic of my present organizational state and my goal; to set right what I can in my home and family surroundings and let the wider morass of trouble take care of itself over this winter.  So over…

  • Indigo House Front Porch Dinners

    Dear Food Folks: There are only 6 more weekends to enjoy my fall history cuisine series at Indigo House. Welcome and enjoy the front porch of my farmstead home where you will hear the rush of the river, enjoy the…

  • Tis the Season for Leni’s Basil Paste

    My simple version of Basil Pesto It’s almost sacrilegious to admit that I do not care for the traditional pesto; not with pine nuts, not with walnuts, not with Parmesan. To my taste buds those mixtures always taste too ‘busy’!…

  • 10 chickens in the Indigo House Kitchen

    In mid-June when the 60 medium-sized chickens that were on shares went to be processed I was left with 10 birds too small to send. I decided to raise them for myself and let them get pretty big over the…

  • This year… A Virtual Juneteenth at Montpelier

    Juneteenth became a state holiday in Texas in 1980, and a number of other states subsequently followed suit. It is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. When I was growing up in immediately…

  • Join me on my new adventure

    Welcome to the new Indigo House website. I am a very happy camper! The time has come share my usual hands-on, in-person cookery, gardening, and animal raising knowledge in new ways.  Thanks to the endless hours spent by Kierk, my…