Monthly Archives: November 2013

Day After Thanksgiving Soup Recipe

Turkey and stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas and onions, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies as far as the eye can see and all the rest. With a Thanksgiving menu like that, the leftovers will be plentiful. For many of us, … Continue reading

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Cornbread, Sourdough and Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Whether it’s stuffing or dressing, the blend of breadcrumbs, vegetables and herbs is an undisputed staple of the Thanksgiving table. The name distinction is all about how, or rather where it’s cooked. Cooked inside the turkey, it’s stuffing. Cooked as … Continue reading

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Fauxtatoes: Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Thanksgiving in nearly upon us. Turkey with gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes (sometimes covered in sticky marshmallow), casseroles, cranberry sauce, pies galore and perhaps a glass or two of wine. On the day of the great feast, the average American will … Continue reading

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Elevated Garden Beds

Gardening is a hobby that for many becomes a lifelong passion. Communing with nature in this way often involves a lot of time on hands and knees, but when mobility becomes limited due to illness, injury or age, traditional gardening … Continue reading

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Granny Smith Apples

With its sublimely tart flavor and unmistakable green hue, the Granny Smith apple (Malus domestica)  is one of the most recognizable and beloved apples in the orchard. Its acidity and strong taste makes it a frequent choice for both baking … Continue reading

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Homemade Raisins How-To

Half of the world’s raisins are produced in California. But the best raisins? Those just might come from your own backyard. Grapes have become a popular backyard crop. Depending on what type of grape you’re growing, they may be just … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Those Fall Leaves: Mulch Them!

The colors of fall foliage are undeniably majestic. As summer greens give way to a stunning palette of gold, orange, yellow, and red, the heart warms in contrast to a rapidly cooling climate. Truly the splendor of the season.But then … Continue reading

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