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What a Garden!

Regular readers will recall that in October, I attended a plen-air landscape painting class at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School.  There were many interesting things on the way to and from the Folk School, as we drove from … Continue reading

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November in Review

Colder than normal, and very little sunshine best describes the 2018 November.  As I age, I find I’m less inclined to work outdoors in foul weather.  Waiting for an elusive sunny day, the November outdoor job list received little attention.  … Continue reading

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Holiday Brussel Sprouts

It’s the holiday season, with lots of parties to attend and host.  It’s also the time of year when brussel sprouts are abundant, inexpensive, and at their best.  Here’s a recipe I developed for my first book, “Herbal Beginnings,” which … Continue reading

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Herbal Hot Buttered Rum

My best friend and I had a forty year-old tradition of sharing hot buttered rum to celebrate the first “real” snowfall of the season…”real” meaning enough snow to track a cat across the lawn.  Over the years, separated by geography … Continue reading

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Squash Comparison

Last evening I invited guests for dinner.  In addition to a roast pork loin with blackberry sage sauce, each variety of winter squash grown in the potager this season was roasted as well.  I wanted to do a taste test, … Continue reading

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Owls this for an idea?

  Thinking ahead for the Thanksgiving table decor, I keep remembering this adorable edible owl that graced the buffet table at a 2012 Master Gardeners’ conference here in Indiana.  Some creative gardener was very inventive.  I finally found the photo … Continue reading

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First Seed Order!

As the 2018 growing season slides to an end here in central Indiana, (there’s SNOW forecast for tomorrow!) anticipation is already beginning for the 2019 garden!  The first seed order was placed before Oct. 31 in order to qualify for … Continue reading

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