Monthly Archives: April 2013

Baking Seasonally: Strawberry-Rhubarb Galettes

“Do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?” “Not if it’s in cans.” -Origin unknown This old nonsensical exchange was once used as an idle conversation starter or topic changer, as one might ask “How’s the weather?” Asking about … Continue reading

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Homemade Insect Repellents

I recently watched a parent coping with a minor panic attack before sending her child off to a day of fun and frolic at day camp. Bee sting? Separation anxiety? Nope. It turned out she had accidentally brought the regular … Continue reading

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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

It may seem like a simple piece of chalk, but it is the beginning of a million activities taking place every day on playrooms, sidewalks and playgrounds. It unleashes hopscotch. Foursquare. Tic-tac-toe. It is the brush that paints portraits, landscapes … Continue reading

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How to Make Mustard from Mustard Greens

Champing at the bit to start planting in the garden? Cold-resistant and easy growers, mustard greens can be planted up to a month before the last frost date and the first wave will be ready to harvest just about the … Continue reading

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