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Beach Books for Veggie Gardeners

All right, maybe not the beach. But as we exit spring and enter the “oh maybe I’d rather stay indoors in the AC” season, I’ve got some recently-published books that might encourage you to get out there and make your…

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Book review: Pawpaw by Andrew Moore

Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit is a study of contrasts. Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are a native North American fruit with an exotic, tropical taste and appearance; they have been eaten by Americans for millennia, and are a new, hot trend; they…

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Reviews of two bean cookbooks

Guest post by Sharon Gordon. Fagioli: The Bean Cuisine of Italy by Judith Barrett, 2004. Barrett shares the regional diversity of bean dishes eaten during her 20 years of travel in Italy.  Whether your favorites are cannellini, borlotti, chickpeas, favas,…

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Links of interest for January

More vegetable-related links to entertain you on cold winter days. In no particular order. From Jane Brody and the New York Times: doctors are now prescribing vegetables, not pills. If you happen to be visiting Italy, maybe you can get…

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Joe the Gardener: Still Resting on His Hoe Handle after 68 Years

Joe the Gardener No one’s ever given me a horse, so I’ve never looked a gift horse in the mouth.  But recently a friend gifted me with a copy of Successful Gardening, a paperback collection of wisdom compiled by the…

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Book reviews: local/regional food gardening

This post has been on my list of things to do for months. Sorry for the delay, but consider it as a recommendation for winter reading/Christmas gifts. There are many excellent food gardening books out there, but few of them…

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Book Review: Protect Your Garden

Protect Your Garden: Eco-Friendly Solutions for Healthy Plants by Ed Rosenthal is a great book for young gardeners and young-in-experience gardeners, but it’s also one more experienced gardeners will occasionally take into the garden, too. It’s very well organized, helped tremendously for those…

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