Earth Day 2015 – Gardening in a Drought
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Continued from: Earth Day 2015 – Cooking in a Drought Moving on from the cooking segment of my Earth Day two-parter, let’s talk about our small-scale gardens, whether they be on our patios or part of a larger community. Last … Continue reading

Garden Update – April 6, 2015
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Spring has sprung here in Los Angeles (let’s be honest, it’s been “spring” since mid-February), and that means it’s time to stick stuff in dirt! It’s been years, literally, since I last gave an update on my little patio garden, … Continue reading

April – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I am what you’d call a mutt.  Growing up, my brothers and I were told that our forebears hailed from a plethora of places, stretching across Europe from Poland to Ireland, and even down into Africa, with a little Jewish … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Finis
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  Hey, gang.  Apologies for falling behind on the posting!  Life picked up, colder weather kicked in, and there really wasn’t a whole lot going on that was new and exciting.  Sadly, I think I have to call it: Garden … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Four
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It’s official: I have given up trying to wrangle the mass of tomato, tomatillo and black bean plants that seem determined to intertwine, making a mess of the left-hand side of our patio.  With Bro and I both working day … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Three
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Several weeks ago, I ordered dinner from a fabulous Chinese restaurant in my little neighborhood.  A short while later, it was delivered by an adorable, chubby-cheeked Asian man, who took one look at the plants peeping over the top of … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-One
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     And so begins our sixth month of gardening this year.   I have to say that it’s been really interesting for me to track our progress in blog form.  Not only does it serve as a nifty reminder of … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Nineteen
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  Another short one this week.  For the most part, the garden has just been keeping on keeping on, doing what it does best: growing like crazy.  I offer as evidence the mass of green that’s only gotten more tangled … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Eighteen
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  Week Eighteen starts off with some rather sad news.  It seems that Bernie the Praying Mantis has left us for us, apparently for good.  Bro and I have been keeping a close eye on his tomatillo plant, but we’ve … Continue reading