Tag: gardening

Open Market in Chania, Crete

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Open Market in Chania, Crete

Even the cats are awed by the open market in Chania, Crete. We just got back from a fantastic trip to Greece. I’ll be writing more about the food over the next few weeks, but one of my favorite places was the market in Chania, Crete. As you can see, even the feral cats like […]

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Purple English Pea Plants

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Purple English Pea Plants

My grand-daughter requested purple podded peas this year. Not sure how the peas will be, but the blossoms are beautiful!

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The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

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The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Farm-to-Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jennifer McGruther   The Nourished Kitchen is a cookbook full of educational material. Or it’s a learning tool with lots of wonderful recipes. It could also be described as a timeless tome of eating, at once very old-fashioned but also cutting-edge. However you want to describe it, […]

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Friday Round-Up: Cooking with Chives

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Friday Round-Up: Cooking with Chives

I absolutely love chives. Plant them once, ignore them, and they will come back year after year. They are the first herb to poke their heads through the ground in the spring and keep blooming until a hard frost does them in late in the autumn. Chives can be used fresh or dried for later. […]

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The Founding Foodies Book Review

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The Founding Foodies Book Review

How Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine by Dave Dewitt Despite its sub-title, The Founding Foodies is about much more than Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin, although their collective influence on American cuisine cannot be underestimated. The Founding Foodies starts with the earliest Americans, Capt. John Smith of Jamestown and the Pilgrims. Seems neither group […]

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Drink the Harvest Book Review

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Drink the Harvest Book Review

Make your own cider, mead, tea and more with drink the harvest. I am a big fan of Storey Publishing and their books, especially their food and gardening books. So I was pleased to read about one of their newer books, drink the harvest by Nan K. Chase and DeNeice C. Guest.  I can count […]

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Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

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Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

Eating on the Wild Side, The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson   I just finished reading Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. I have always been a Jo Robinson enthusiast, but this book has pushed me into full-fledged fandom. In Eating on the Wild Side Ms. Robinson explores just how […]

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6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Do you sometimes feel like your garden is toying with you? Me too. Here’s what I learned this year. 1. Sick plants make for a sick garden; or – don’t buy sick plants from the grocery store. Last spring I felt quite lucky to stumble upon some cheap cheap cheap tomato seedlings at the grocery […]

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Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

The heirlooms are finally here. Every year I plant several different heirloom tomato plants. This year they went in the ground early, grew lush and green, set lots of tomatoes, and then everything stopped. I don’t have hardly any ripe tomatoes and now many of the plants are looking quite ill. I guess tomatoes aren’t […]

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Cucumber Plants

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Cucumber Plants

Cucumbers are taking over the garden! This year I planted several different kinds of cucumbers. In fact, I just used leftover seed from last year and the year before, not really sure if they would germinate and grow. No fear – they are growing like wildfire. Good thing I love picking and eating fresh cukes!

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