Collard Greens in the Garden

In our garden this week we have lots collard greens. Collard greens are one of my favorite things to grow each year. They have a reputation for being southern, but greens can be grown almost everywhere because they are resistant to heat and cold. Collard Greens are more heat-resistant so they have a stronger southern […]

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Bonnie Lee: It All Started With Potatoes

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Mim loves gardening. Liam loves potatoes. Mim loves spending time outdoors with her favorite little boys. Growing potatoes in buckets seemed a perfect way to introduce my  grandsons to the joys of gardening.  Liam and I got dirty mixing compost and soil, set the “eyes”, covered them and waited for something to grow.  Every week […]

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A More Humane Holiday Table

With holiday meals on everyone’s mind right now, I wanted to share some information with you about your main course.  It may be difficult for some of you, I know that many readers of this blog are vegetarians or vegans and I applaud you for your choice. If on the other hand, you are like […]

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Naturally Prepare Your Spring Garden This Fall

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Get a head start on your Spring garden by preparing great soil now! For many plants and animals, the winter is a time for rest and rejuvenation, but there is lots of action happening under ground even beneath a blanket of snow. Let’s think for a moment about the way a forest functions naturally… In […]

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup

Pumpkin peanut butter soup is quick and easy to make and requires few ingredients.  The first time I made it I was low on ingredients to work with.  I had a plenty of pumpkins from my garden, peanut butter but not much else!  Hmm, what to do?  When I searched online for “pumpkin” “peanut butter” […]

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Bonnie Lee What to do with a decorative pumpkin.

Pumpkins make beautiful Fall decorations. What is October without a trip to the pumpkin patch to choose the best of the harvest? We use Pumpkins inside and outside the house for Seasonal Spirit. Until a few years ago I just threw those beautiful orange globes away or fed them to the squirrels. Then a head desk moment had me […]

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Decorative Pumpkins & Rosemary Butter Recipe

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I love decorating with pumpkins during the fall holidays.  Years ago while purchasing some, a stranger stopped me at the local produce market to tell me how much she loved to eat sweet dumpling pumpkins. She wanted to know if I had ever tasted one? I thought to myself those pumpkins can’t taste good? Sweet […]

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Butterscotch Pumpkin Cookies

The leaves have fallen along with the temperatures and now is the time to think about some holiday baking. Here’s a great seasonal cookie that will use up any leftover pumpkin you may still have hanging out in your refrigerator. Simply mash your cooked leftover pumpkin, you only need one cup for this recipe. It […]

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The Ubiquitous Lentil and a Great Winter Recipe

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Although the modern vegetarian diet can take advantage of many processed “meat substitutes” with the texture and taste of meat, I find it much more rewarding to utilize earth’s natural bounty of vegetable protein, which is plentiful and diverse. Vegetarian diets in most every culture rely on legumes, particularly lentils, as a mainstay protein source. […]

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