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Lavender in Garden & Kitchen

Print PDF Lavender Fields Forever Yesterday I made a little tussie mussie of lavender and rosebuds for a dear friend going through a tough time and felt my own spirits lift. I find the scent of lavender refreshing, brisk and … Continue reading

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Savoring Home Grown Heritage Beans

Print PDF  Blissful Bean Based Dishes February’s continuing cold is making both gardening and daily walks a lot brisker. Though buds are slowly swelling and a few brave plants are blooming, most are on hold, waiting for warmer weather. Me … Continue reading

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A Barrel Full Of Beans

For the very best beans, brine them overnight in cold, salted water, rinse them well, then cook them in plain water. I learned this sweet trick from master foodie Harold McGee, author of On Food And Cooking; the science and lore of the kitchen. It’s one of my favorite go-to resources when I can’t figure out why something kitchen related isn’t working the way I think it should. McGee has written extensively about all kinds of foods, including beans, and he says that many factors can cause beans to turn out tough, hard, or mushy. Continue reading

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A Cascade Of Cucumbers

Print PDFAdmiring An Underrated Vegetable Since I moved this spring, I haven’t had a place to grow vegetables, but fortunately I am blessed with friends who do. I was recently given a basket of mixed cucumbers in various sizes and … Continue reading

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