Monthly Archives: November 2009

Cinnamon apples for Thanksgiving

Cinnamon apples, served chilled in a cinnamon-sugar syrup, were an old time dish that was made from cinnamon Redhot candies and cooking apples. This variation uses allspice, stick cinnamon, Meyer lemon, grated orange peel, and cranberries to make a delicious fruit sauce to accompany turkey. Continue reading

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She who dies with the most seeds wins

Gardeners often buy more seeds, bulbs and plants than they need, but who is to say what someone needs? Plant and seed buying may address a deep-seated genetic desire to have enough food. Continue reading

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The Honest Scrap Award

Daphne of Daphne’s Dandelions bestowed the Honest Scrap Award on my blog. Thanks Daphne! Continue reading

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Don’t plant daffodils with onions

Plant daffodils and narcissus in the fall for spring bloom, but be cautious where you plant them. The bulbs contain a toxic alkaloid and are poisonous. Continue reading

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French sorrel in tomato bisque

Sorrel is an easy herb to grow and adds a nice lemony tang to soups and sauces. Continue reading

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Best of Monterey in photographs

My photographs of Monterey and Salinas taken on a photo club tour of the area. Continue reading

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Saga of the dead iris

Negative experiences with one employee can influence public opinion about an entire chain and its products. Fair? No. But it’s a fact of corporate life. Continue reading

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