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Autumn planting

Every day someone asks me when is the best time to plant this, or that.   Autumn is a very productive planting time, while the soil is still warm, and particularly here in the Highlands, so moist.   295 more words

Country Gardens

Ginger May Soothe Aching Muscles

Daily Ginger Supplement for Muscle Pain

The study, published in The Journal of Pain, showed a daily dose of ginger eased muscle pain caused by exercise-induced muscle injury. 122 more words


Remembering Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan was born on this day, April 15, in 1924 in the village of Cesenatico in Emilia-Romagna. She earned a doctorate in natural sciences and biology from the University of Ferrara. 1,980 more words

Healthy Italian Cooking

All you ever wanted to know about Sage and more!

Sage (Salvia Officinalis)

Sage Benefits

Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995). 1,325 more words


Pentlands walk

Joolz and I went on a wonderfully windy walk in the Pentlands on Saturday: Flotterstone to Turnhouse Hill.  And back, thankfully.  Have never been outside in such magnificent wind.   31 more words


Still alive..just been REALLY BUSY!! But, I have exciting news!

Well, I disappeared…I know. Yes, we have been doing ALL kinds of stuff around here let me tell you! And, MORE to do!! But, I have some VERY exciting news! 298 more words

Natural Living

Wild Ramp Butter

Spring has finally sprung and for most of us in the Appalachian Mountains, it means one thing: wild ramps! Ramps are a delicacy in our part of the world that spring up from late March to the first of May. 113 more words