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Flowers for Winter

Just because winter is on the way, it doesn’t mean that the season for enjoying flowers is over. So many plants are as beautiful and interesting dried as they are when freshly picked. Zinnias are very easy to dry. I cut one … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetable Soup

This is the soup for the throw-whatever-you-have-on-hand-into-the-pot cook (like me). You can pretty much use whatever vegetables you have around, and it’s a great way to enjoy the late August abundance of your garden or CSA basket. It’s turned out quite tasty every time … Continue reading

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Berries are on the way. The first to ripen, in early July, will be these wild black raspberries. Around here people call them blackcap berries. So exquisitely delicious.   These are the blossoms of cultivated purple raspberries.   Wild blackberries. … Continue reading

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Eating Radishes

I’ve been harvesting radishes from the garden this week. I planted two kinds – cherry belle and French breakfast, a small spicy radish. Mostly I just eat them as a snack right out of the ground, but sometimes I slice … Continue reading

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My Rhubarb Patch

I had always wanted a rhubarb patch of my own. A few years ago I finally got one. I moved into a house with lots of garden space, and several kindly friends who were thinning out their rhubarb patches donated … Continue reading

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