Category Archives: Gardening

Potatoes are gardeny happiness!

Last year, I positioned my potato beds badly and they didn’t get the light they needed to get big.  This year, I moved things around and due to the frost that’s happening tomorrow night, we picked this morning.  I had … Continue reading

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How to make the world’s best potato salad (aka, my mother’s potato salad)

It’s finally spring here, the snow has mostly melted, excepting the glaciers where the plows left large piles.  It’s been such a long winter, it feels like I should be skipping around the alps and singing “The Hills Are Alive!”   Instead, … Continue reading

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Garden Planning 2014

This time of year is always hard because I sit here, looking at the snow, and reading all about folks in the southern most parts of the country who are putting in their first plantings.  Instead of doing, I content … Continue reading

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How to make tomato paste

This recipe came about because I read a lot of recipes for it and came to the conclusion, thru experimentation, that none of them worked well, so I should do all of them.  So I combined them all, and it worked well. Here’s … Continue reading

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Brussels sprouts with apple, bacon and raisins

It’s November and I’ve been putting my garden to bed.  We got, shoveled, and raked a trailer load of half composted horse manure onto the garden a couple of weeks ago, but not before picking the last of the goodies … Continue reading

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How to make ketchup

For years I’ve been making catsup.  It’s a great condiment for adults.  Unfortunately, my kids don’t like it.  So, last year, I decided to go on a quest to make a ketchup that my kids *would* eat.  Over the winter, … Continue reading

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How to make apple cider vinegar

This, for me, is a free product.  It’s something that can be made out of windfall apples, the apples on your neighbor’s tree that they run over with the mower, or cart to the dump, or crab apples.  It’s incredibly simple, … Continue reading

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