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Lori Harryman
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Gardens in the Watershed of Maine
Our good friends rented a house in Tenants Harbor, Maine for the month of July. They graciously invited us to visit them for a week during their stay. Aside from cooking every type of fresh seafood the area had to offer and the quest for the best lobster ro...

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Winter Stash ~ Summer Corn
Summer corn is in! The only thing better than eating fresh corn in August is eating it in January. I'm secretly partial to bi-colored corn. I'll admit that it might be all in my mind but they seem to taste sweeter. Every summer I spend a good part of one da...

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Summertime
As it is for everyone, the month of July always seems to be a busy month. Vacation plans, summer gardening and big ideas for all kinds of home projects. If even a fraction of the plans come to fruition I'll call it good. Today I was thinking of the phrase '...

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Quinoa Salad with Macadamia Nuts, Apple and Dried Cranberries
This quinoa salad has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years. It's a great side dish that goes well with just about anything that comes off the grill.  First domesticated somewhere between 3,000-4,000 years ago , the tiny seed contains essential amin...

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Gourd Birdhouses
Aside from being a fun plant to grow, birdhouse gourds make great homes for cavity dwelling birds.  What appears to be a small wren is taking up residency in the front yard, building a nest in the gourd hanging from our Mountain Ash. Most of the sticks and ...

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Soil Blocking
Our Colorado rain is tapering off so I have been planting seeds and my vegetable starts in the garden. This past winter while planning the garden we came upon an article about DIY potting soil and soil blocking mixes. Always eager to make a change for the b...

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March Snow, April Flowers & May Showers
April showers bring May flowers... well that wasn't the case for Colorado this year. March snow brought us April flowers. May was the rainiest month I've seen in 16 years with something like 29 days of rain. Mostly it was good, the main setback being a late...

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Mini Vegetable Quiche
These delicious little treats are a cross between a quiche and a lasagna that can be made in muffin tins. The use of won ton wrappers and ready made pesto help to hasten the assembly process. The recipe is from the March/April issue of Eating Well Magazine ...

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A Close Encounter with a Red Tailed Hawk
With a bright sunny morning ahead I took my laptop outside. When I'm reading I need quiet, but when I'm creating I like to have music playing, this is to say that my presence was obvious. Apparently this Red Tailed Hawk was not at all concerned with me bein...

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Chive Blossom Vinegar
I love the pretty lavender colored blossoms perched on top of my garden chives.  Occasionally I chop a few blossoms to toss in the salad bowl for more color and a little zip.   It never occurred to me that I could use them to make vinegar until I saw an art...
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