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Morning Glory muffins–Where have you been all my life?

Morning Glory muffins have been around since 1978, but I just heard about them. They are my new favorite thing. So easy, so nutritious. I modified a recipe from the New York Times; their version was a modification of the original … Continue reading

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Review of our “Slow Food” Thanksgiving

I know that Thanksgiving is over and we are now in December, but I wanted to post some photos of our lovely dinner. While turkey is, of course, the centerpiece, our dinner featured apple and pumpkin pies that were made … Continue reading

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Sesame Kale Chips

Kale is one of those super foods that are loaded with nutrients. But how to cook it? Here is one way–make Sesame Kale Chips. They are easy to make and taste great. They have to be better for you than … Continue reading

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Easter, 2014

We spent Easter with our young grandchildren. This year, we used natural dyes that we made ourselves to dye Easter eggs. What fun! Continue reading

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Harvest Monday during Pickling August

Here are some photos of insects in our garden, along with a recipe for making bread and butter pickles, and this week’s harvest from our southern California garden. Continue reading

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Bummer, I got laid off!

I got laid off from my newspaper columnist job. Well, that may leave me more time for bragging on my harvests on the Harvest Monday blog day. Continue reading

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Kitchen Cupboard Thursday and making Lemon Marmalade

Here is what I have left of my home-canned produce–35 jars of various jams, pickles and vegetables. Continue reading

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I built a raised garden bed by myself

I built a raised bed in our front yard for growing vegetables, using my new cordless drill as a screwdriver. Here’s how. Continue reading

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How to make sun tea

There are so many different ways to save energy. Making sun tea is just one of them. Frankly, I think it tastes better too. It couldn’t be easier. Find a nice lidded quart container, like a glass canning jar. I … Continue reading

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Box Car Willie and Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter

Here is a “how to” about how to transplant and grow tomatoes, plus a list of the tomato varieties that I’m growing this year. So far. Continue reading

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