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Growing Excitement

I think the best part of gardening is the anticipation – from looking at seeds and deciding the varieties to watching the little sprouts poke out from the earth (or the seed starting pots under the lights). Then a few months later the excitement builds when the first fruit blossoms from the tiny flowers. From […]

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DIY Body Butter and Hand Cream Update – No Water Added This Time

After the comment on my last hand cream post that mentioned that adding water to the lotion was inviting bacteria I have been ready to try again. I altered my recipe to remove the water, and to lessen the oil a bit because after some use I felt it was too oily. I also added tea […]

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Fresh Garden Salsa

Fresh salsa from the garden is one of my favorite ways to use up the summer bounty of tomatoes and peppers. I do wish my cilantro in the garden had made it, but  for now I’ll make do with packaged. This amount of salsa is good for a small snack for 2 people. Ingredients: Tomatoes […]

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Veggies to Juice – Before and After

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Blueberries and Granola

Another great way to use your homemade granola is with blueberries from the farmers market. Yum!

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Garden Notebook – Small Sugar Pumpkins on a Trellis – Updated 7/22

This post is the first in a series that will detail each plant I’m growing with pictures from seedling to vegetable!  Think of it as my online notebook of each variety. I decided to post these because I know during the cold snowy winter when I researched “what to grow” I loved looking at pictures […]

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Eggs in a Nest

This is my version of eggs in a nest – scrambled eggs with chives and onions over a bed of lettuce and kale with fruit on the side. Yum!

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Garden Notebook – Sugar Snap Peas

This post is part of a series that will detail each plant I’m growing with pictures from seedling to vegetable!  Think of it as my online notebook of each variety. I decided to post these because I know during the cold snowy winter when I researched “what to grow” I loved looking at pictures of […]

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is my adaptation of a recipe from one of my favorite books, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. I read the book this winter, and Barbara’s mention of how productive zucchini is in the garden was my sole reason for planting some this spring. I’m a sucker for a […]

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DIY Moisturizing Hand and Body Cream

UPDATE (7/24/11) – Make sure to check out my DIY lotion update – this time with no water! Between diaper changes, garden work and working in the kitchen I find that I wash my hands many times a day. As a result I found that my hands were really dry all the time. In a […]