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Sunday’s Were Meant For The Garden

Lots of projects going on today in the garden. Thankful for a creative man who can swing a hammer and rock a saw.  I’ll keep you posted on progress.

Healthy Harvest Recipe: Parsley Chicken Rub (or Parsley Pesto)

Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 2 cups packed, stemmed Italian parsley Course salt 1/4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste 2/3 cup olive oil Directions: In a food processor place the garlic, parsley, pinch salt, walnuts, and cheese. Process until they form a paste. Gradually blend in olive oil, taste adjust …

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Parsley Dog Biscuits, Healthy Dog Treats

Parsley Dog Biscuits

Parsley is known to eliminate that bad doggy breath that simply doesn’t match that cute doggy face. Ingredients: 2 cups of parsley, chopped (stalk and leaves) 1 large carrot, grated 1/2 cup cheddar or other strong hard cheese, grated 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup hot chicken stock …

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Healthy Harvest Highlight: Parsley

More than a garnish on your plate, parsley packs a nutritional punch when added to your cooking repertoire.  This popular herb is native to the Mediterranean region of the world, but can now be found globally.  Parsley can be found year round in supermarkets and is relatively easy  to grow – and is best grown …

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Parsley Ailoi

Healthy Harvest Recipe: Parsley Aioli

Ingredients • 1 large egg yolk • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic • 1 cup olive oil • 1 1/2  tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Directions In a food processor fitted …

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Flower and Garden Show

I Cannot Tell A Lie

Happy President’s Day! This famous line comes from one of our founding forefathers – George Washington. Not sure this is a motto our modern day candidates resonate with, but this post isn’t about politics, so let’s leave that one alone! I cannot tell a lie – I have been loving this very mild winter we’ve …

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GOT DIRT? Easy Breezy Composting

Composting is free, easy to make and good for the environment – I’ve been doing it for years.  Up until a week ago, I’ve taken grass clippings, coffee grinds, egg shells, and scraps from fruits and vegetables and dumped it into a pile behind my garden.  Now that we have a few chickens, I also …

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Life’s Little Pleasures

Just came in from being in the garden, trying to get some fall clean up started, when the unexpected buzz of a hummingbird whirled around my head.  The gate to my garden is draped in a trumpet vine where two of these little beauties decided to chase one another then rest, then drink in the …

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