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Queen Anne’s Lace — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Queen Anne’s Lace, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Queen Anne’s Lace is essentially a wild carrot, and is so named because the tiny white flowers on the broad white head are … Continue reading

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Promenade: The Story of This Painting

The Story of the Painting, Promenade, at Start Your Week with Steve by Steve Henderson Fine Art: Gardens are good places, whether they consist of vegetables and berries, or masses of flowers. From the beginning of time and the Garden of … Continue reading

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Child of Eden

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Viewers and purchasers of Steve’s works frequently want to know the story behind the painting, and for the next several months, Start Your Week with Steve … 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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Recipe: Too Much Zucchini! Muffins

Last month, in a moment of insanity, I decided that one zucchini plant wouldn’t be enough, so I planted six more. Fortunately, they’re still getting their garden legs, because my one plant is outdoing itself, single-plantedly populating our county with … Continue reading

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Garden Produce — To Can or Not to Can

In every relationship, there comes a point to be brutally honest with one another, and you and I, Dear Reader, have reached that point. There is something that you need to know about me. I don’t preserve produce from my … Continue reading

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Cheap, Practical — and Sort of Odd — Gift Giving

Last Christmas, because everybody was in financially challenging situations, we agreed to  go cheap on gifts — for everyone, that is, but the Toddler, who simultaneously performs the function of daughter/granddaughter/niece, depending upon who is talking about her. As grandparents, … Continue reading

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Awash with Squash

It was a dark and stormy night. Amidst the raging wind, and while I sat cosily knitting on the couch, The Norwegian Artist and the Son and Heir brought in the last of the garden’s harvest. (Those of you who … Continue reading

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Dirty Talk, or, Compost Conversation

You know, if you limit your conversation to non-controversial topics, you’ll never talk at all. And considering that these days people get pretty sensitive about a wide variety of subject matter —  not just the Big Three of Sex, Religion, … Continue reading

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Sleeping Felines and Why They’re So Important

It’s amazing what you can learn by sitting on the porch all afternoon, watching the cats. Like this: cats sleep a lot. What is it — 18, 19 hours a day? I can understand why lions get exhausted, what with … Continue reading

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