Monthly Archives: November 2010

Creative Ways With Weeds

Check the library for books that explain how to make safe natural dyes, then experiment freely with roots, bark, stems, seeds, foliage, and petals to discover the beautiful world of natural color hidden in your own backyard. Continue reading

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Easy Care Garden Tips For Fall

Simple Sustainable Gardening Over the past few months, I’ve offered you several posts about simple and effective sustainable gardening techniques. Here are a few more ideas for you to consider as the great fall cleanup time arrives. Pinpoint Problems First … Continue reading

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Harvesting, Storing, and Cooking With Pumpkins

Add chunks of fresh or frozen pumpkin to soups, stir fries, and stews. Many small winter squash like Delicata, Sweet Dumpling, and Carnival, can be eaten skin and all if halved, seeded, and baked until tender (usually about 30-40 minutes). Continue reading

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Getting The Most From Aromatic Vegetables

How To Make An Italian Battuto Aromatic vegetables such as onions, leeks, garlic, and shallots, can add remarkable depth and finish to savory dishes. Interestingly, the amount and even the kind of flavor aromatics will bring to a dish can … Continue reading

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