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The Kitchen Garden, March 27 2011

  Click the audio player for the guest post     Letting the garden speak for itself…

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It Might Be Snowing, But the Garden Stirs

Cross-posted on Eating Well Magazine’s website: Along with my friend and garden-writing cohort, painter Kate Gridley, I am starting a new season of writing for The Addison Independent, and blogging about healthy gardening for Eating Well Magazine.  I will cross-post those articles and entries here as well as continue to chronicle the new season at […]

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Irish Roots Here, But No Cabbage

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day today, my first article of the new  season for the Addison Independent, has, naturally, an Irish theme: Irish Roots Here, But No Cabbage If I stayed true to my roots, today I’d be in the basement planting cabbage seeds under the grow lights, then shoveling snow off a raised […]

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Waiting for Spring: Gardening for Optimal Health

It’s snowing again. Hard. The wind is fierce. Winter has a long way to go yet. But last week brought the faint breath of spring. A couple of warm days swelled with transitional birdsong–not their nesting songs, but then again not the single, plaintive notes of midwinter. It was the loveliest reminder of what’s to […]

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Winter Work

It’s the last day of January, a cold day (8 degrees F at 1 pm) with just enough of a breeze that I probably won’t venture out for some cross-country skiing about the land.  And tomorrow we’re supposed to get more snow and then more again.  Sounds just the way January ought to exit and […]

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Falling into November

October slipped by with me flat-out busy in the gardens and in the kitchen and in storytelling work (and then in Spain and Morocco) but not on the blogs. Freezer and cellar swelled with the garden’s output, and I worked deep into many nights to stay up with the lemongrass, the tomatoes, the tomatillos, the […]

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That’s Not Fall in MY Garden

After a week immersed in wedding preparations, from picking wildflowers to baking pies, to sprucing up the gardens to making pre-wedding feasts from the garden harvest and the neighboring sheep farm’s lamb, pork and sausage, we’re tired! But the peppers need picking, the tunnels covering, the lemon verbena drying, the tomatillos pickling, so out to […]

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