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From the Ashes

WARNING: The following is my sophomoric attempt to wax poetically about the onset of Spring. (Photos included, of course.) Spring is in the air! You can feel it in many subtle ways. The days are getting

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Who Needs Fifty Shades of Gray?

The grim, gray days are over and Spring has finally sprung. Who needs fifty shades of gray when the colorfu sights of Spring are all around us? I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you. Lilacs

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Nasturtiums are Nice! (and Spicy)

Nasturtiums are a lovely edible flower that adds a spicy punch to any recipe. Nasturtium’s are a member of the watercress family.  According to wikipedia, the word nasturtium derives from the

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Recycled Garden Containers

 The buzzword to recycle and re-use is fashionable once again. A phrase most of us gladly embrace and something most rural land owners have done for years. Don’t throw it out! Give it a second

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Ho Ho, The Mistletoe

   Ho Ho, the mistletoe Hung where you can see Somebody waits for you Kiss her once for me from: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives Mistletoe, a mysterious bundle of green leaves and berries

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fennel Patch

Fennel is one of those aromatic herbs cultivated for both its culinary and medicinal uses.  I must admit, I love cooking with fennel!  If I see a recipe that includes fennel, I’m all over it. And

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Patty Pan Pie

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan by Beatrix Potter A charming children’s story of a silly dog named Duchess who believes she has swallowed a small pastry tin called a patty pan. Patty pan squash

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Belly Up to the Blossom

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