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Stop and Drink the Flowers with Five Fragrant Cocktails

Posted May 16, 2016

After hearing flowers can improve one’s emotional wellness, I increased the frequency in which I brought home a bouquet with my groceries. Throughout the week, I would spot the vase of flowers atop the kitchen table, and suddenly my day grew brighter and better. Ya…

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Spiced Carrot & Zucchini Tart

Posted September 3, 2015

Summer squashes, so different from their autumn brethren: slender, slight and unimposing, somewhat carefree with their dresses of speckled green and headdress flowers of egg-yolk orange. Their beauty is subtle: the garden aroma from freshly picked globe squashes, the kempt…

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The Quickest Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Posted July 23, 2015

It’s funny how you can live with someone forever, share secrets, talk endlessly and still never really learn everything about your person. I recently learned that my person, Lenny, likes pickles. I was dumbfounded; I genuinely had no idea! Fortunately,…

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10 Summer Food Gifts Inspired By My Organic Garden

Posted July 16, 2015

Every spring, I commit to building a stupendous summer garden. I challenge myself in small part to flex my green thumb, and in major part to multiply my food gift potential. I’ll make a food gift from anything I find at the local market…

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All-Purpose Quick Pickle Brine

Posted August 4, 2014

Let’s be quick about this because you have way better things to do than sit inside pickling over a steaming stove all summer. On Saturday, my darling Italian neighbor gave me peppers, cucumbers and parsley from her garden. My garden…

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