Monthly Archives: February 2014

Can Chickens Fly?

My chickens free range regularly in the yard. Although a solid eight foot fence surrounds the property, the birds will occasionally make their way into neighboring yards. Tending to the garden one afternoon, I could hear kids on the other … Continue reading

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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

The origin of the Hurricane, a Mardi Gras cocktail favorite, is disputed, but many claim it originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans at the iconic Pat O’Brien’s bar. According to legend, the drink was created by the bar … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Congee Recipe

When it comes to comfort food, congee has the pedigree that comes with a long history. Congee, or jook, is a Chinese porridge of boiled rice flavored with a wide variety of condiments and toppings. Known as “chok” in Thailand, … Continue reading

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Using Coffee Grounds In the Garden

There’s nothing quite like a good cup of coffee in the morning before getting started out in the garden. It warms the body, energizes the disposition and brings the world into sharp focus. If you enjoy a daily cup o’ … Continue reading

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Potato-Leek Soup Recipe

Like garlic and onions, leeks belong to the genus Allium. Resembling an overgrown shallot, leeks have tough, green tips tapering to tender leaves and a white root. Its flavor is similar to onions, but sweeter and more subtle than its more … Continue reading

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7 Plants You Can Start from Kitchen Scraps

Many of us have had the experience of reaching into a bag of onions to find new growth as fresh green shoots have sprouted within. Plants love to grow and it’s easy to simply cut away the new sprouts and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipe

The secret ingredient in these Valentine’s Day cut-out cookies is, of course, love, but the not-so-secret ingredients? Well, they have their own secret. The common baking spices used in these cookies have all, at one time or another, been considered … Continue reading

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