{Food & Gardening} Rhubarb Compote

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While reading old Classic Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, Rabbit was always discussing rhubarb in his garden and in his pies. My little gardeners didn’t know what it was, so I put it on the grocery list, and over the last few years rhubarb has woven itself into our kitchen for special occasions […]

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{Food & Gardening} Gardening with Kids and Books

One of my favorite quotes… It often happens to children – and sometimes to gardeners – that they are given gifts of value of which they do not perceive until much later. – Wayne Winterrowd Although it can apply to many things, I offer think of it when teaching children about gardening. I am passionate […]

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{Food & Gardening} Garlic

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by SimplyNu By definition… Garlic is a hardy plant, Allium sativum, of the amaryllis family whose strongly, pungent bulb is used in cookery and medicine. (dictionary.com) Well, I think that hardy little plant is amazing! I researched natural ways to cure infections when I was pregnant with my children, because I didn’t want to have […]

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{Food & Gardening} Seed Saving Marigolds

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Marigolds are a flowering annual that attract beneficial insects. They produce globe-shaped blossoms that consist of lacy foliage. Marigolds also produce a pungent smell that deters some gardening pests, so they are a popular plant among vegetable gardeners. They are ideal for planting in borders, beds, and container gardens. I find marigolds to be among […]

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