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Monday Recap: Winding Down and Coming In

It’s another one of those transitional times of year, as we go from warm weather to cool, long days to shorter ones, and gardening chores slowly start winding down for the year. Last week I cut a few more herbs … Continue reading

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Homemade: Tomato Paste

Tomato paste has been a pantry staple for me as long as I can remember. It’s a great thing to have on hand for adding extra tomato flavor and color to sauces, stews and soups. Up until recently, I had … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight: Calendula

Normally I do a spotlight on a specific variety of a plant, but today’s spotlight is on a species of flowering plant that has been grown in gardens for centuries: Calendula officianalis. The cheery orange or yellow blossoms of Calendula … Continue reading

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