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Barton Street Community Garden (Vegetables)

We went up to the garden to water and talk about more plants to pick up to fill the rest of the boxes. It’s just luscious up there. We both became almost immediately hungry at the bounty that should begin in just a few weeks.

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Barton Street Community Garden (Flowers)

I think these cornflowers are so pretty. I don’t remember if anyone even planted them, I think they just appeared one day. I could be wrong about that. I love their simplicity. A couple of weeks ago, Alison picked some for me and I put them in a

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KaleStorm ’08

After the hailstorm provided us our first bounty of kale (which is making a triumphant return, btw), we had to figure out what to do with it all. Of course you already saw the kale & ravioli soup, but that only took care of about a third of our harvest, so we still had a […]

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Nom Nom Nom

Justin & I took a saunter up to the Community Garden today to check on the plants, water, and see if there was anything we could harvest. The spigot has either been stolen or replaced with some funky gadget that we can’t access, so we couldn’t water. But thankfully, the Big Guy in the Sky […]

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The Most Expensive Blueberry in the World

What we have here, folks, is one hell of a jewel: it is one of two luscious blueberries that I have grown on my porch. I put the blueberry bush in a pot on the porch to grow, and it’s grown very well. The porch is screened so all the plants there get great light […]

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Barton Street Community Garden Project + More Seedlings

Justin finished nailing in the letters of the sign together last weekend and we finally got it down to the garden on Tuesday for installation. We luhuhves it. We got a some climbing vines for the base, so at some point, the whole thing should be covered in lovely greenery.

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Garden Update

So we made our way to the Hope Street Farmer’s market today by bike, which was nice, but along the way we ran across this giant yard sale-like experience, and of course, there were plants. My addiction is in full swing. There was a guy there selling these FANTASTIC everbearing strawberry plants, which – when […]

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Garden Update

The good news is that everything is growing! And seemingly (without jinxing or hexing) growing well. All except the raspberry bush, which is pretty much still one ugly stalk with a couple of burnt up leaves. Of course, I don’t have a picture of that.. instead, a lovely little preview of (what I believe to […]

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Day Seven: Green Beans are Rockin’ It.

So it has been seven days since I started the seeds, and over the last couple days I’ve been transplanting the ones that were ready into pots. Some of them will need to be thinned out and repotted, but I’m not going to worry about it too much quite yet. I have to admit: I’m […]

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My BABIES!

So the very first of the seedlings started yesterday > it was the radishes. They’ve grown quite tall already but no true leaves yet, so I’m hoping by the weekend I can put them into their little brown starter cups. Man, I get excited about this sort of thing. They’re growing like crazy! Just yesterday […]

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Morning Photographs from the Kitchen

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Sooper Dooper Smoothie & Farmer’s Market

Protein Packed Smoothie that nobody can resist. Seriously, it’s shocking that it’s healthy. Ingredients: 1 banana (or more if you need to use them up) 1 cup of fresh fruit 1/2 tray ice cubes 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt 1/3 cup orange juice (preferably fresh squeezed, but work with what you have) Blend until, uh.. smooth. […]

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Look what just popped up!

So this morning I went into the kitchen to do the dishes and when I checked on my tomato plant, this is what I found! I’m not necessarily expecting any fruit until the spring, but I thought I’d try to at least grow the plant… and if I were to get any fruit, that’d just […]

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Morning Photographs from the Kitchen

Cherry Tomatoes Thyme New Growth Basil

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Salsa Verde

This is my first attempt at green salsa. I used to love, love, love the green salsa at Jose’s in Monterey, and now that I don’t live there I’m trying to recreate it 3200 miles away. This doesn’t taste like Jose’s yet.. but I think it will. I can’t wait to try it tomorrow. This […]