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… ...
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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. … ...
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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… ...
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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,… ...
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Champagne Chicken

champagne chicken

  This recipe has been a staple for me for decades.  I found the original version in, of all places, a Reader’s Digest . . .

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Transplant Those Seedlings - Seed Starting Basics

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My early seeds have germinated and are pushing out their second set of leaves or their ‘true leaves’. Thanks to the loose medium . . .

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Fried Chicken

fried chicken

If you ever want to measure your progress as a cook, think about something you made once, early in your progression, that was difficult.  . . .

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Seed Starting - Times For Vegetables

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Recommendations are for gardeners in Zone 5. Our last frost is anywhere from Late April to mid-May.  Onions – Onion seedlings must go into . . .

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Sow Those Seeds - Seed Starting Basics

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Last week’s post Get Your Stuff Together – Seed Starting Basics talked about the basic equipment needed to start seeds indoors. This week’s . . .

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Chicken Cacciatore

chicken cacciatore

  As I often mention, there are usually ample opportunities for substitutions and personal preferences in recipes.  This recipe is no different.  In . . .

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Get Your Stuff Together - Seed Starting Basics

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I began to grow my own garden transplants over 40 years ago when I wanted to plant a large garden to feed my family . . .

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Naan - With Annie's Help!

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My friend Annie made Naan for us during our recent stay at the Treehouse. We broke our warm Naan into pieces, dipped it . . .

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