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Ugly Spread

A few inquiries after my post about the garden party, and the food served has prompted this post. I haven’t a clue where this recipe found its way into my box, but I’ve been making it for forty years or … Continue reading

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September in Review

There is an old adage that says “Whatever the weather on the first day of September, the rest of the month you’ll see!”  Well, not so for 2019’s September. While it rained on the first day, the rest of the … Continue reading

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Homemade Ketchup

As I age, I find that old family traditions and memories become more important. Picking yet another four baskets of tomatoes, and gazing at overloaded pepper plants reminded me of being young, maybe 7 or 8 years old and being … Continue reading

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If You Came to My Garden Party…

I hosted a garden party this month, which partly explains the lack of blog posts. If you came to my garden party, here’s some of what you would have seen. September has been extraordinarily pretty, but very dry. In preparation … Continue reading

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August in Review

Yet another month has flown by at warp speed. We’re already a week into September, and I’m just now posting last month’s review! As I’ve stated in recent posts, timely rains have continued throughout the summer. Instead of turning hot … Continue reading

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Short review: Romano Purpiat

We just devoured the first picking of “Romano Purpiat” beans, a variety I’ve never grown before, and I must say they were absolutely delicious…tender, flavorful, stringless. Of course, they turn bright green when cooked, but the young ones are delicious … Continue reading

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This and That

The end of August is approaching but it’s felt more like late September, due to misty mornings and cool, cool evenings. Normally our grass is beige by now, and the mowings happen rarely, but with this year’s unusual rains the … Continue reading

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