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My Herb Garden

I don’t have a lot of space for gardening where I live now. In fact, pretty much the only place I can plant things is around the sides of the house, and much of that area is shady. (There is … Continue reading

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Minty Pasta

Last summer, some peppermint  I had planted in front of the house was looking somewhat distressed , so I moved it to the back of the house and gave it a place by the lilac bush. Its new home seems to suit … Continue reading

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Chive Biscuits

We got a large handful of chives in the CSA basket this week. Plus they are growing abundantly in our garden.   Looks like it’s time to bake chive biscuits. It’s easy. Just add 1/2 cup of chopped chives to any … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip Poundcake

Spruce tips are tasty and apparently loaded with vitamin C, and since they are abundant where I live, I am always looking for ways to cook with them. Spruce tips are the new growth that emerges at the end of … Continue reading

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Dandelion Greens Soup

This is a tasty dish you can make with an ingredient that is probably growing right outside your back door. Dandelions are everywhere, but be careful where you harvest them from. Only take them from places where you know no herbicides … Continue reading

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The First Herbs of Spring

Seventy degree weather today is rapidly melting what was left of the snow from our April Fool’s Day snowstorm. Now the little bits of life that have been hibernating under the ground all winter are starting to reappear. In the herb garden … Continue reading

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Carrot Cookies

I picked up some rather hefty carrots at the farm stand this week. They just seemed to be crying out, “Grate us up and bake something with us.” So I did. I decided on these carrot cookies: Carrot Cookies 1 … Continue reading

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