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Bee Balm Bread

Bee balm is an unusually pretty garden flower, attractive to bees and hummingbirds, as well as to gardeners. It has a delightful fragrance reminiscent of oregano and mint. I dry some bee balm every summer to make a fragrant tea … Continue reading

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Baking with Red Clover

Red clover grows in abundance around here. It is, after all, the state flower. I harvest the blossoms in the summer and dry them for winter use. Combined with peppermint and lemon balm they make a tasty tea. I read … Continue reading

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Simply Tea

In just about any supermarket, you can find a shelf stocked with beautifully-designed packages of “herbal” teas.  These teas bear exotic or whimsical names that often include some kind of fruit – mango, coconut, watermelon, or any kind of berry … 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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Make a Midsummer Sandwich

Gather ingredients Wild day lilies, CSA cucumbers, locally-produced cheese, homemade bread 2. Assemble sandwich 3. Enjoy!

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A Floral Treat

Midsummer is bright with day lilies blooming along roadsides and in gardens. So pretty to look at and so delicious to eat! Just about all parts of the day lily are edible, but I’m partial to the delicately flavored buds. I … Continue reading

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Ingredients for a Spring Salad

freshly-picked wild violet leaves freshly-picked wild mustard flowers and buds carrots (last fall’s harvest) and spinach from local farms home-sprouted sprouts

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My Salad Garden

This is my salad garden. Mother Nature planted it for me right behind my house. All I have to do is step out my backdoor and harvest. Yum!  

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Something You Don’t Need to Try

After an initial experiment baking with dandelion flowers – I made dandelion biscuits – I decided to drop the idea of dandelion baked goods because the flowers didn’t seem to add anything to the final product – no taste, no texture. … Continue reading

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More Cold Weather Plants

I like bringing in dried plants to enjoy indoors, but I also enjoy them in their natural habitat. Here’s what I found around the neighborhood today. This milkweed won’t look like this for long, so I’m glad I got a glimpse … Continue reading

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