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Harvests galore!

It’s always mildly amusing how quickly “nothing” can turn into “something” in a garden. Take, for example, our tomatoes. We know full well by now that they seem to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to grow into fully fledged plants, and then that the green tomatoes that appear in abundance seem to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to ripen. 426 more words


Yellow String Bean Salad & Garlic Vinaigrette

In summer I get a lot of my vegetable supply from my parents’ garden. While my sister has a real interest in the upkeep of the garden, I’m more the “let me know when there’s something to harvest” type. 637 more words


In the Garden

Whether a good singing voice is a nature or nurture hand-me-down, I didn’t get one from my parents.  My nerve-wracking try-out for my FCHS’s wonderful a cappella choir was soundly rejected, much to my embarrassment and disappointment, since my Besties had all been granted admittance to that tight and fun – and very talented – group. 1,272 more words


So Many Colorful Meals From One Farmers Market Outing

Check this out: Purple string beans!

Oh man, I love oddly-colored vegetables, so when I saw these at the farmer’s market, I was all in. I bought some purple ones, along with regular ol’ green beans and yellow beans, and steamed them for a meal last week. 531 more words