Monthly Archives: May 2011

Born Pregnant; Dealing With Aphids

Bugged By Little Pests? The recent warm weather brought many garden pests out in record numbers. Some gardeners were especially distressed by aphids on roses. Generally speaking, this indicates a stress situation such as poor soil, inadequate root formation, or … Continue reading

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Spring Harvest

Crunchy Kale and Tender Arugula After our usual Northwestern spring mix of near-freezing nights and milder days, with heavy rains and wild winds, it is delightful to find much of my over-wintered kale still edible in May. In fact, a … Continue reading

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Nurturing Family and Friends

Eating Together When Cancer Comes Middle age is famously a sandwich stage when your kids still need you and your parents shift from being supports to needing support. It’s also a time when many of our friends are experiencing physical … Continue reading

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Beneficial Bees & Bugs

Joining Generations I spent a lovely Mother’s Day with my sons, who took turns cooking and cleaning, then helped me in the garden, along with my mother (who is turning 88 but still loves to garden). We were joined by … Continue reading

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