Monthly Archives: May 2016

We All Scream For Ice Cream

Vegan Or Full Dairy, Many Happy Versions As my grandson’s third birthday approaches, he has asked me to help him make ice cream several times. We want to serve it at his preview party at my house (birthdays take practice … Continue reading

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Handy Homemade Weed Killers

Free or Cheap (And Safe) Herbicides As summer kicks in, weeds go into overdrive. Tiny seedlings that required tweezer removal last time you looked are suddenly a yard high and wide. The formerly pristine driveway gravel is turning a lovely … Continue reading

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Savoring The Herbs Of Spring

Fresh, Piquant Green Sauces With the weather swinging wildly back and forth between blazing and cooler, foggy days, our meals plans swing too: chili today, salad tomorrow? Even on a chilly day, heavy winter meals feel out of place, yet … Continue reading

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Dividing In The Green

Multiplying Minor Bulbs As summer edges out spring, fading bulb foliage can seem to detract from the garden’s good looks. However, since nutrients from foliage are directed back into the storage bulb, removing those floppy leaves will weaken the plant … Continue reading

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