Tag Archives: garden vegetables

No Food Gap

Usually this time in June is a bare spot in our garden eating. I pulled the bolted lettuce from the greenhouse today (though I still have some in the regular garden). I’ve thinned the beets in the garden so there … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Growth in the Greenhouse

The greenhouse is officially a game changer. At this point I’m just wondering how I can wrestle more space (always I need more!) for beds so I can expand my spring– and fall– production next year. I wasn’t sure what … Continue reading

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More Cooking… catching up

In the week way back in late February before I started chemotherapy, I planned great meals. My last meals before taste would be taken away– and at that point I was expecting nausea, too.  I prepared by purchasing Cream of Wheat … Continue reading

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Asian Pickle Stir Fried Rice

Tonight I took some risks and the things turned out just as I hoped: bright and flavorful. I had some drumsticks thawed and wanted to do something Asian. Something sweet (hoisin, sweet pepper sauce, ginger, wine) and savory (soy sauce, … Continue reading

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spring forward (and drink kombucha!)

Tonight the clocks, if modern enough, will spring forward all on their own. The sun is already setting near 7 p.m., so starting tomorrow it will set at 8. We spring forward into more sunlight and, although it will snow more before … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

I’m thinking about seriously curtailing my social media participation. It is making me anxious. It has always made me anxious, but I realize it feeds certain kinds of pressure… particularly my competitive nature when it comes to the garden and … Continue reading

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Moving On and Taking Stock

Today was the first of those misty mornings when steam is rising from the local lakes and ponds and everyone notices the sun’s low trajectory. There are tomatoes on the vine, a few final zucchini, and plenty of unripe peppers. … Continue reading

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