Monthly Archives: January 2013

Eat Your Veggies: Carrot Soup Makes It Easy

Quick, name an orange vegetable. Although some of you may have said pumpkin, butternut squash or sweet potato, I suspect most of us went with the carrot. It wasn’t always that way. Carrots can still sometimes be found in their … Continue reading

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A Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cultivated for thousands of years, cabbage is among the most versatile vegetables when it comes to cooking. Be it kimchi, sauerkraut, coleslaw or corned beef and cabbage, this hearty winter crop is an easy “go to” when fresh vegetables choices … Continue reading

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Comfort Food: Whip Up Some Potato Soup

At the end of a long day, sometimes the last thing one wants to do is spend time in the kitchen preparing dinner. Perhaps this explains the popularity of slow cooker recipes. Pot roast, chili, chicken or chops, all do … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort: Ginger Tea Is a Soothing Natural Elixir

Defy the endless stream of flus and colds passed around each winter with a satisfying sip of hot tea. I’m no stranger to the commercially purchased night time, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, knock-me-out-so-I-can sleep-through-this-misery medication, but I … Continue reading

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Honey Do List: Cooking with Honey

If you’ve been following Kelley Walters’ adventures in beekeeping here on HGTVGardens as I have, you have already glimpsed the magical world of the honeybee and the fusion of art and science necessary to produce the golden elixir coveted by … Continue reading

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Eat Your Veggies: Going Vegan In Your Backyard Garden

Not long ago, I watched two large sheet cakes being delivered for a party of thirty or so people. Both cakes were lovely. Yellow with thick white frosting. A cheerful message of some sort in blue script surrounded by red … Continue reading

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Cock-A-Doodle-Who? How to Tell a Rooster from a Hen

At 6 weeks old my chicks’ downy fuzz has been replaced by grown-up feathers. The adorable peeping has given way to a far less charming “bwaaaaak.” They have graduated from “starter feed” (which has a higher protein content) to “grower” … Continue reading

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