Granite Countertop Cleaner

Granite Countertop Cleaner

If you don't learn from the pros, who can you learn from?  My countertop installer gave me this "recipe" for granite counterto… ...
Growing Ginger Root

Growing Ginger Root

I often wondered if it was possible to grow the Ginger root/Zingiber officinale I saw at our grocery store - so I decided to try. … ...
Sheet Mulching

Sheet Mulching

Have you heard of sheet composting? There it is in the picture. It doesn't look like much you say?? Well . . . it won't look lik… ...
Fries, Glorious Fries

Fries, Glorious Fries

There are almost as many names for this side dish as their are variations to the recipe.  I have heard them called Garbage Fries,… ...

Asparagus - The Taste of Spring!

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It’s back!!! I took a walk through the garden this morning and this is what I found. The asparagus bed is awake!  I . . .

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West Side Market

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to visit the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio.  I hadn’t been there since I was . . .

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Canning Kitchen/Prepping

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Coming soon!! Fresh goodies from the garden! We had snow on the ground two days ago, April 15, but this morning the sun . . .

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Extra Hands

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    In our house, we store almost everything in storage bags – leftovers of all descriptions, soups, stews, everything. We also use them . . .

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I believe that everyone in my family (immediate and/or extended) deserves extra special attention from time to time.  This post is primarily aimed at . . .

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Garden Daybook 4/3/14

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In my last Daybook I talked about signs of spring in the gardens. This week’s Daybook is all about signs of spring inside the . . .

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Smoked Salmon


I still haven’t quite mastered fish yet but, this is so easy, anybody can do it.  This is another smoker bag recipe except this . . .

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Garden Daybook 3/27/14

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From  The Gardener’s Way – A Daybook of Acts and Affirmations, by Maureen Gilmer, comes this  old Scottish prayer: “O Lord who painteth . . .

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