Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cooking from the garden: bulgar tabouli

This past Sunday a few of us gave you a glimpse at what we have growing on our gardens. This week I wanted to share with you what I do with some of that fresh produce that comes out of … Continue reading

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Fixing It: Tension Rods

I try very hard to fix or repair things around the house instead of just throwing them away and going out to buy a new one. We live in such a disposable society and I don’t think that is good. … Continue reading

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What’s Growing in my Garden

This past Sunday, over at Not Dabbling in Normal, a few of us shared some photos of things that are growing in our gardens. In my garden a few things are winding down and a few other things are hanging … Continue reading

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Elderflower and Peppermint Tea

I was just up near Erie, Pennsylvania and the elder flowers were in full bloom. They were beautiful. If we hadn’t been in a state park, I would have picked a basket full and laid them out to dry in … Continue reading

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Reviving an old Salt and Pepper Shaker

I have vivid memories of the different sets of salt and pepper shakers that our family used when I was growing up. I have a few of them at our home and it is fun to use them, but there … Continue reading

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Armenian Cucumber (Cucumis melo var. flex­u­o­sus)

My neighbor has been growing Armenian cucumbers (Cucumis melo var. flex­u­o­sus) for a few years now. They are amazing to watch grow and form. Even though we call it a cucumber it is really classified as a melon. Also known … Continue reading

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Celery seed just staring me in the face

The celery leaf plant that I grew in the winter of 2011/12 did so well that this past winter I planted four of them. 4 nice celery leaf plants in the garden. It was very easy to grow and I … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Flame acanthus (anisacanthus quadrifidus))

Flame acanthus (anisacanthus quadrifidus var. Wrightii) is one of the Texas natives that thrives and blooms throughout our hot summer months. It is also called Butterfly Bush.It just keeps blooming and blooming, and producing lots of seeds. Some of the … Continue reading

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