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When In Drought, Make Herb Salts

Print PDFGenovese basil salt tastes fabulous Helping Pollinators Through Dry Summers My bee keeper friend Charles showed me a picture of his bees during our recent heat dome event. Except for a few guards left to mind the glass-sided hive, … Continue reading

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When Basil Blooms Too Soon

Print PDFPinching out blossoms makes basil bushy New Basils That Take Their Time As summer arrives—or doesn’t—I gotta say that I sometimes envy gardeners in Oregon and California. There, summer is a real presence, with warm days and sultry nights … Continue reading

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Simple Syrups For Good Cheer

Print PDF  Stemmed rosemary for simple syrup Soothing Simples Preserve Garden Goodness What a world we are living in! What an astonishing moment in time! What an epic period of history we are experiencing! Do I need to use a … Continue reading

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Roasting, Steaming, & Putting Up String Beans

High heat often brings out the boldest flavors in big, mature beans, especially oven roasting, perhaps with peppers and tomatoes. When it’s too hot to fire up the oven, grill your beans along with fish or poultry, or try this simple, speedy stovetop version. Fruity vinegars bring out the singing sweetness of meaty, tender beans, experiment to find your favorite combinations. My summery vinegar making includes the usual blueberry and raspberry, both of which are pleasant indeed, but my new favorite is nectarine vanilla, which is also fabulous with steamed or roasted beets. Still in the bottle; lemon mint vinegar. Hmmm. We shall see…

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