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Grow This, Cook That

As is my tradition, I am overrun with zucchini and yellow squash in my garden.A lot goes to the grill – along with this local corn and onion I picked up at the farmer’s market. With my family’s crazy schedule, simply having a lot of components for “bowls” on hand (grilled veggies, brown rice, some […]

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The Six Dollar Tomato

For almost half my life I have been going out to the Hampton’s for my summer vacation.  First, renting houses with twenty of my closest “friends” and now with my own family. For better or for worse I have successfully gotten my kids hooked on the amazing beaches, surfing and the habit of relaxing in […]

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It All Came From My Garden

Nature is funny and inconsistent.  Last summer I had more honey from my bees that I knew what to do with.  It was a bonanza to the point that my kids and I set up a stand on the street and we made a good amount of money. Same with my garden. It was lush […]

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Cucumber Watermelon Agua Fresca

It has hot as the blazes outside today. A steamy, humid 90 degrees.  Hydration is in order. I am first to admit that I do not love to drink plain water and I am not very consistent with it if it is sitting all lonely in a bottle or glass.  It is why I usually […]

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Too Much Of A Good Thing

The other week I posted a rant about my garden because I realized that the majority of my plants were not growing as they should be.  I have been nurturing the art of growing and eating my own food for some time but admittedly did not so much consider the science behind it.  I know […]

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Can Organic Be Too Organic?

Yes. At least when it comes to dirt. I knew something was awry in my garden, when, by my Garden Open House, I was explaining to people that my seedlings were so small because I started them a little later than usual this year. We did have a bitterly cold winter that took its time […]

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In Case You Were Wondering About My Bees

They are doing great, thanks. And the honey is almost here. My efforts this past winter with maple syrup making were a total bust (read about how I got into it here).  After long hours of finding trees to even tap, trudging through snow to retrieve the heavy buckets full of sap (okay, my husband […]

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Learning From The Dirt

I am practicing patience this week.  Today a sunny, early spring day (we are off to a slow start in the notheast!),  I headed straight to my garden.  See, I have big plans for my micro farm this year: new greenhouse, new raised beds, a real, productive system for growing my own food. Pausing.  Understanding. Feeling […]

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