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Planting Out The Peas

Snow peas planted along staggered fencing They were starting to yellow, so it was time to get them in the ground, but the weather has seesawed so much and the critters are so prolific that I wasn’t sure I wanted…

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Seeding Peas Indoors

Shell peas I love peas. I enjoy frozen peas steamed barely warm or thawed and sprinkled into salads, but I especially love fresh peas plucked from their tendrilled vines, shelled and popped almost immediately into a steamer on top of…

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Opening Jars in Winter

Aji limon hot peppers in sherry – NOT a science experiment It may look like a science experiment but it’s actually a jar of lemon peppers  (aji limon Capsicum baccatum)– some ripe, some not so much – that I preserved…

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Pumpkin Brulee Pie —

I’ve done it again. Or rather, I’ve not done it – AGAIN! Taken pictures of food. We grow, harvest, cook and eat, but always, in the midst of wine and men and women, and laughter and conversation, I forget to…

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Blessings from The Compost Pile

Squash vines spreading out from the compost pile I love compost. I do. It’s rich, dark, earthy-smelling and gives me a sense of being part of the cycle of life. It’s a great addition to the garden beds, but it’s…

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Late Summer Beans

  New haricots verts and the promise of more Yesterday I picked my first batch of the second wave of haricots verts.   I’m so excited! Slim little things hanging in clusters off a small patch of French green beans that I planted…

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Grafted Tomatoes

San Marzanos as of 24 August Mighty ‘Mato sent me three grafted tomato plants to trial this summer – a grafted Homestead 24, a grafted Heatwave II and a grafted Costoluto Genovese. Grafted plants of any kind are basically one…

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