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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Sow Cool: Give Your Lawn a Head Start With Dormant Seeding

The snow has come and gone and will likely come again before we shake off the chilly gloom of the season. But temperatures have risen just enough to thaw the winter wonderland, giving homeowners a sad glimpse of what lurks … Continue reading

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Want to Hatch Eggs at Home?

Most of the time, when people find out I raise backyard chickens, there is excitement at the idea of having fresh eggs always at hand. Occasionally, though, I’ll meet someone who is uncomfortable with cracking an egg not found in … Continue reading

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You’re the Boss: DIY Applesauce

It’s a gray and chilly day here in Raleigh. A charmless rain has been falling all morning. It’s a perfect day to stay inside with a hot cup of coffee. Maybe make some waffles. Instead, I am at the farmer’s … Continue reading

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