Category Archives: food

What a difference a day makes

What a cold snap we’re having. It’s to get down into the low 40s for the next three nights. Our high today only reached into the low 50s. If the Grinch stole Christmas, who the heck has made off with … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: A side trip

I got such a laugh from the first few minutes of this clip that I thought I’d share it. It’s a feature on urban farming, right down to and including farm animals. I suspect in most cities there are ordinances against many of the … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: first, grab a pot.

It seems there are an increasing number of people presently turning to container gardening. In fact, I wonder how many people today are gardening who wouldn’t be without this new craze in gardening? Certainly I wouldn’t be growing the vegetables … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: What have I learned in year one?

First, I’d have to say growing vegetables in containers bears little resemblance to in-ground gardening. Container gardeners don’t use what is commonly thought of as dirt. They use mixes made of a variety of ingredients, none of which is plain-old … Continue reading

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What have I done today?

I’ve made white-wine vinegar. At least, I’ve begun the process. So how do you do that? you ask. See the following link: http://italianfood.about.com/library/weekly/aa05100a.htm Chow!

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Harvest Monday

Not much to harvest today except for some Swiss chard leaves. Thought I’d indulge myself with Swiss Chard Bisque for my troubles. Breakfast was another indulgence: French toast with my home-made dandelion syrup. Tomatoes are forming on my vines but … Continue reading

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So many wonderful recipes and only 365 nights a year to cook them

I’m revved. My chard is coming up. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Chard probably should have been planted earlier, but I’m new to veggie gardening, and I got mixed up. Anyway, it’s coming up now, and as I’ve … Continue reading

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Raising the Lowly Dandelion

  I know, every right-thinking gardener in America despises the lowly, obnoxious, invasive, wish-you-were-gone-forever dandelion. And then there’s me.   I’ve been singing the dandelion’s praises for some time now. Its leaves are rich in vitamin C. Its root can be roasted and … Continue reading

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