Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

This is really more of a recommendation than a recipe, I think most people know how to slice, deep fry and add salt! I won’t even pretend for one second that this is healthy, but seriously, it is delicious. The … Continue reading

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Growing “Invasive” Mint-a Drought Tolerant Edible for Dry Shade

I think mint is on everybody’s invasive plant list. I have heard the only way to grow mint non-invasively is in a container but don’t leave your container of mint unattended! My first herb garden was a group of potted … Continue reading

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Winter and Overwintered Vegetables

I am still experimenting with what will and won’t overwinter here with some pleasantly surprising results! Chard. Last year’s chard burned back to the ground in November’s cold weather but now appears to be sending up new leaves! This may … Continue reading

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There is nothing more encouraging than seeing green shoots break through the wintery earth.  Tulips (amung other things!) are just starting to sprout, for me this is the first official sign that yes spring is coming and it’s time to … Continue reading

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Ordering Seeds for Spring

This first signs of spring are showing up…seed catalogues! There is nothing better on a winter day than flipping though seed catalogues and starting the planning for spring. Even though most seeds don’t ship till February or March, I always … Continue reading

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