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    Winter Musings–the Year Ahead

    Today is the full wolf moon as well as a penumbral lunar eclipse. We are into the cold winter months of January and February--although our days are now lengthening. Time…

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    Season’s Greenings: America’s Gardens at USBG

    As always, the winter holiday exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden is worth seeing. This year the theme was botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine--which made me want to visit…

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    Welcoming the New Year

    Take advantage of the nice weather and get out there and walk or gather kindling or get an outdoor chore done. Some benefits of being out in nature are increased…

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    Books for Gardeners, Foragers and Cooks

    I am a confessed bibliophile; I love books. I enjoy reading and learning and try to spend time everyday with a book. Currently, I am reading/perusing at least six books.…

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    Gift Ideas for the Gardener

    Why not give the gardeners in your life a useful gift that they will use and appreciate? here are a few ideas for gardeners who like to cook and cooks…

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    Rosemary is Still Rosemary Despite Name Change

    Rosemary by any other name is still rosemary, unless the Royal Horticultural Society decides to change its name. What will its scientific name change mean for vegetable and herb gardeners…

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    What’s Cooking? Preserving? Fermenting? Infusing?

    Tis the season; Thanksgiving Day officially sets off the holiday season! Today is an over-hyped day referred to as "Black Friday"--something that I am totally not involved in--other than to…

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    Fire Cider for Health & Well Being

    Recently, I got together with a group of like-minded women to make fire cider. This infusion will keep us and our loved ones healthy during the cold and flu season.…

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    Cabbage is Overlooked Vegetable at Holiday Time

    Would you include cabbage as a side dish at Thanksgiving? The answer is yes! This good-for-you vegetable is perfect for adding some low-calorie healthy vitamins and minerals to holiday meals.

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    Herbs for Thanksgiving

    The robust, perennial, woody-stemmed herbs are what I use most during fall and winter. They lend themselves to the seasonal foods. Read all about what herbs will complement our Thanksgiving…