Monthly Archives: June 2011

Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad is great side salad or meal for a hot summer day. Cool and refreshing all the way, not to mention packed with great herbs and flavors along with the fiber and protein in the quinoa. This recipe … Continue reading

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Making Mustard

I think it is Col. Mustard in the Library with a Candlestick….  I couldn’t resist. Earlier in June I read a post over at the Ethel Gloves blog about making your own stone ground mustard. Well! Mustard has been on … Continue reading

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Words cannot explain what Mr. Toad is up to!

I am certainly glad my friend had a good laugh about this. How do you explain to your guest why there is a toad in the toilet? I mean really, what could you possibly come up with to explain that? … Continue reading

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Castor Bean Plant

Last year I grew a few castor bean plants (ricinus communis). I got the seeds from a seed swap and looked forward to growing them. I got the seeds in the ground pretty late last  spring and while they grew … Continue reading

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Lazy Days of Summer

Actually, it is still spring, although you would never know by the temps we kicked off with in April. Downright summer-like in my eyes. Cinder has found a nice spot to hang out. Tiger Tail still seems to prefer snuggling … Continue reading

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Pincushion Daisy

Pincushion Daisy (gaillardia suavis) is a cute little flower. It is one I take great care to save around the yard by not walking on it and not mowing over it. Like so many of the wild flowers, it is … Continue reading

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one thing I love to grow and love to eat. I did a post on Basil Pesto last fall. It is fun to look back and see all that fresh basil. YUM! I tried to start … Continue reading

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