Chard: do you eat the stalks?

My chard (also known as swiss chard and silverbeet) is growing great right nowChard Stalks 1

So, I am happily picking chard and adding into most of our meals in one way or another. Last night as I was chopping the chard and I wondered if others out there also ate the stalks/stems.

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Sincerely, Emily

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My locks are movin’ on…

It was time to cut my hair and send it off to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love

Locks of Love

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Sincerely, Emily

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Happy Gardener

Yesterday was the first day I harvested something from our garden this season.

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It’s chamomile/camomile harvesting time (Matricaria recutita)

My German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has been growing very well this year. I had a few plants come up form last years seeds and I planted a few more to increase my harvest.Chamomille 2 (Matricaria recutita)

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A look outside – what is growing out there

Spring, in term of nice Spring temperatures, seem to be a thing of the past in my area. We hit 100F a few days ago. UGH! Spring, in terms of things blooming and growing , is still happening.

There are so many things blooming and emerging out there. Some things are absent since we are so, so dry, but others seem to be thriving.mullein (verbascum thapsus)

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Sincerely, Emily

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Cat Scratching Post Re-do

I am really tired of throwing away good money on cat scratching posts that don’t hold up very long. I have thought about re-covering the old, tattered, worn out ones for way too long….  I finally decided to do something about it.cat scratching post 01

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Sincerely, Emily

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Simple, quick lunch

It’s a busy time. There seems to be a lot going on and I don’t seem to be catching up on certain things, but I am getting other things done. So anytime I can make a quick meal, it really helps.

Celery Leaf

Celery Leaf

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Sincerely, Emily

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