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Drying herbs a la Alton Brown
Saturday, June 25, 2011      13 comments

After being frustrated by running the dehydrator for 6 hours and my herbs STILL not being dry, a friend told me about this and I love it! Found the video on the web: www.food2.com/videos/dry
ing-herbs I love it! For ab... Read more
Arrrrrrrg, lost my blog! Say it
Friday, June 24, 2011      8 comments

So frustrated after all the time I spent writing that blog! Well, here's the highlights: Went to the Cajun festival, food wasn't that good, but the art was really interesting. Second runner up for my favorite was a lady that makes art fro... Read more
It was a good day!
Thursday, June 23, 2011      11 comments

Had a couple of appointments yesterday, which turned out well. I have to back fill the story to explain... I've had carpel tunnel for a few years which is mostly why I "retired". The last accident sent me to the doc who wanted to do surgery. I... Read more
It's gonna be a good day!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      10 comments

Spent so much time yesterday cleaning and doing "homework" that I felt really good putting those fitness minutes in. Then the yard folks came, so I went out and moved all the lawn furniture out of their way (I have two seating areas) and moved a... Read more
Garden's Bounty Caponata
Monday, June 20, 2011      6 comments

Even after giving some away, still have bountiful produce from the garden. I do donate some, but have plans for a good bit... until the tomatoes come in, I'm just making sure to keep all the plants producing. Yesterday I cleaned up the squash ... Read more
Random Pics
Sunday, May 29, 2011      10 comments

Been gardening a lot, between school, traveling and real estate. Moved herbs this afternoon and planted some more plants that need to go in. Mom sent Banana Cantaloupe seeds, which germinated and have now replaced some of the spinach. At least ... Read more
Wondering which herbs compliment Vegetables?
Saturday, May 28, 2011      7 comments

Which herbs and vegetables complement each other well? Artichokes - Bay, Savory and Tarragon. Asparagus - Chives, Lemon Balm, Sage, Savory, Tarragon, Thyme, Chervil, Dill and Tarragon. Avocado - Dill, Cilantro, Marjoram and Tarrag... Read more
Things have gotta change!
Sunday, May 22, 2011      10 comments

I had been progressing a bit, not as much as I'd like, but at least the scale was tiptoeing down. I was doing DWTS dvds and enjoying them even though my feet were killing me. Then stuff happened. It was the holidays, my dog died, it's my birthda... Read more
Newspaper as weed barrier vs landscape cloth
Monday, May 16, 2011      9 comments

Never thought I'd write a blog about this but after a comment from a friend... Here's a great article on using newspaper as a week barrier: http://www.associatedcontent
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Garden companions
Sunday, May 15, 2011      6 comments

So many people are just starting to put their gardens in the ground that I thought this would be useful. I came across it on www.idigmygarden.com. Herb and Flower Companions: BASIL: Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor and to... Read more
Gardens and plants and sun, oh my!
Sunday, May 01, 2011      8 comments

If you can't tell, I love to garden! I do mean love. I will try to grow anything that sparks my fancy regardless of if it's right for this climate. It can be so cold and I'll still be out there, tending the cold weather crops. I grow most of my ... Read more
You know you're addicted to gardening when...
Saturday, April 23, 2011      9 comments

You Know You're Addicted to Gardening When... Your neighbors recognize you in your pajamas, rubber clogs and a cup of coffee. You grab other people's banana peels, coffee grinds, apple cores, etc. for your compost pile. You have to ... Read more
Why didn't I think of this sooner???
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      8 comments

My sweetie went hunting with the neighbor and I stayed home to garden. (Each of us was happy!) My neighbor is a great cook and constantly is doing or offering to do things for us. He brought over a new rain barrel a few months ago that needed a ... Read more
Finally - time, tomatoes & turkey
Sunday, April 10, 2011      5 comments

Here's the best news: I feel good! Really good. I have three more antibiotics to go and you can bet I am not going to miss a single one. Figured it up - and didn't want to think about the yuk, so I'm letting it go! It's Finally time to move ba... Read more
Therapeutic Cinnamon
Saturday, April 09, 2011      6 comments

I had a relapse this week. I truly am sick of being sick. The doctors are not quite sure why I keep relapsing, but I'm on round three of antibiotics and various other meds. We had planned a getaway this week for vacation. We drove up to th... Read more

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