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Behind the Seeds at Disneyworld

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

by Rachel


My hubby and I just returned back from a visit to Orlando Florida, where we enjoyed some of the sights, sounds, and tastes at Disney's 2013 Food and Wine Festival.  Being foodies, the trip was planned as an elaborate birthday celebration; in addition to the Epcot festivities, we managed to visit all the other Disney parks, ride various rides, and see ...

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Cucumber Mania: My Wife has a Garden...

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

by Rachel


Two weeks ago I received a couple of beautiful Japanese cucumbers from a co-worker. One day he comes over to my desk and with a funny smile asks, “Do you like cucumbers?” I say, “Sure.” He proceeds to explain, “My wife has a garden, and she’s growing all these cucumbers and I need to give some away. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love cucumbers, it’s just that we have lots right ...

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Preserving Swiss Chard

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

by Rachel


My husband was born and raised in Hawaii, and grew up eating a surprising amount of canned foods, most of which was shipped over from California. (I know, go figure). During our years together, I have managed to gradually adjust his diet, introducing him to the joys of eating fresh foods and getting him used to trying new and different things. Where early on his inclination was to turn his nose up at any unfamiliar food, I am ...

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PottiMorron, The Chestnut Squash

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

by Rachel


Among the many plant varieties introduced to my garden this summer are a few new types of squash. One that I stumbled upon in the catalogues that sounded very interesting is the PottiMorron, so named because the flavor of this particular squash is supposed to bring to mind chestnuts; the name derives as a portmanteau formed from the French words for pump...

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Two Veggie Trends for the 2013 Winter Garden

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (2)

by Rachel


Being a self-proclaimed foodie (which may in fact be a reflection of what's in my head more than what's on my plate), I was interested in sharing what appears to be a new food trend for 2013 that's directly linked to the garden. I realize that kale, the hip trend setter of last year, managed to make it's way into every garden and kitchen, and be served up in as many ways as possible, 'til I started to hear the voice of that guy f...

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Our Misunderstood Friend, The Tomato

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

by Carl


As gardeners continue to be amazed at the abundance that is the tomato harvest, a few interesting tidbits about one of the gardener's favorite plants. (Kudos and a shout out go to the following sources: Wikipedia, the food section of About.com, and HGTV Gardens)

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