Category Archives: gardening

Recipe: Kale That’s Worth Eating

I chatted with a man the other day who announced that he had made kale a part of his life: “I throw it in the juicer with celery and carrots and cabbage and drink it for breakfast every morning.” Blech. … Continue reading

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Read the Article, Not Just the Title

By contemporary standards, I am inept, because it takes me eight minutes to tap out a simple text on my ancient (two years?) Star Trek communicator fliptop phone. My daughters laugh and laugh. However, I do have a skill that … Continue reading

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Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes

The other day I was standing in the kitchen, staring at the counters, wondering what I could possibly put together to eat for dinner that night. Sound familiar? Fortunately, my eye alighted on a basket of potatoes gathered from our … Continue reading

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Becoming More Self Sufficient

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: Because the concentration required to paint a fine art piece is exhausting, I take a break every 90 minutes from the easel. I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Creamy, Dreamy Corn Chowder

It’s soup season! Finally, after a summer of sweltering our way through quick stir-fries that don’t heat up the kitchen, I find myself reaching for my sweater and the soup bowls, and Creamy, Dreamy Corn Chowder is a fast, easy, inexpensive dinner … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mexi-Thai Fusion Delusion

Cross-cultural food marriages add spice — literally — to life, and this fusion of Mexican food with Thai stir fry is a fun and exciting taste sensation. Anytime you get away from the old pot roast/mashed potatoes/sad boiled vegetables fare … Continue reading

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Recipe: Poor Man’s Cottage Potatoes

Cottage potatoes are like roses — we all use the same name, but no one cottage potato dish is identical to another. My cottage potatoes are crispy little squares of crunchy on the outside, mmmmm on the inside, especially when … Continue reading

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Recipe: Yukon Gold “French Fries”

Who doesn’t love French Fries? But who doesn’t also know that they don’t really qualify as the day’s vegetable — I mean, soaked in grease and dripping with calories. But fast food doesn’t have to be bad food, and Yukon … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mock Pesto Garden Green Sauce over Ravioli

When I say that this sauce is green, I mean that it’s green — kale, collards, basil, oregano, and rosemary bumble and jumble together to make a mock pesto that tastes phenomenal over pasta, in this case, ravioli. It doesn’t hurt that … Continue reading

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Eat Cheap and Seasonally with Zucchini Pasta Toss

Now that I’ve drawn you in with the term zucchini, allow me to admit that this recipe will NOT get rid of all your excess garden zucchini — just one of the things — so don’t give up on pestering … Continue reading

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