Monthly Archives: January 2015

Start a Mason Jar Herb Garden

Throughout the summer, the planter boxes on my deck are loaded with herbs. I used to keep a wide variety because, well, they’re easy to grow and don’t take up much space. Eventually, I realized that growing cilantro doesn’t make much sense, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and Kale Soup

The last of copious summer crops have been eaten, swapped, canned or frozen. I may have taken a moment to bid a wistful farewell to the warm weather produce, but it didn’t last long. Fall has arrived and so have those cool-weather … Continue reading

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Make Lunchbox Apple Pie

These sturdy fried pies are a longtime favorite with kids and adults alike as the best part of a lovingly packed lunch.  The tough little pie with the sweet taste of home has gone by many names over the years, … Continue reading

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The Value of Birdbaths

Bluebirds have returned to the yard. And finches. Nuthatches, cardinals, woodpeckers, blue jays and chickadees are hot on their heels. Despite being over a hundred miles from the coast, we even see the occasional seagull. Warm days and green plants … Continue reading

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How to Make Scented Pinecone Fire Starters

Preparing these delightful little firebombs is easy, and using different colors of wax and adding essential oils, fire-starting pinecones aren’t just super handy, they also look great perched by the fireplace and smell spectacular. Makes a great gift too. Gather … Continue reading

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