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Melinda Parkhurst
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Suburban Hippie - she's one resourceful cookie
Suburban Hippie - she's one resourceful cookie

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Kitchen adventure: Carrot cake cupcakes with lemon frosting
Carrot cake cupcakes with lemon frosting Eating more whole foods is better for us, but sometimes you just want dessert.  I have found a recipe for a cupcake that is moist and decadent without any added processed sugar, oil, or salt.  It's a cupcake that you...
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Garden highlights - 2017
Heirloom tomatoes This year's garden was about compromise.  Work and studies left me little time to nurture seeds from start to transplant, so I opted for heirloom seedlings from online sources and the local nursery.  I was pleasantly surprised that the sel...
Garden highlights - 2017
Garden highlights - 2017
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Easy chocolate superfood truffles
Chia seed coated truffles with cacao nibs and cacao dusted truffles with dried cherries and pecans There are holiday treats everywhere you turn at this time of year.  So that I have something that seems decadent without straying away from my healthy eating ...
Easy chocolate superfood truffles
Easy chocolate superfood truffles
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Kitchen adventure: Waffles
I enjoy having breakfast for dinner when the weather gets cooler as it is now where I live. Sometimes, when I've had a really healthy substantial lunch, all I'll want in the evening is something to satisfy my sweet tooth, and waffles are just the thing.  Th...
Kitchen adventure: Waffles
Kitchen adventure: Waffles
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Spring in the garden and a visit to a small farm
This year, the garden got off to a slow start this year as we had a cool, often wet, spring.  Because of my studies, I didn't have time to start plants from seed as I usually do.  However, there are many more varieties of heirloom plants to choose from in l...
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Highlights from 2016
Farm view - Rural Retreat, VA Well, they say it's better late than never...so, I'm finally getting to complete this post started many months ago.  For me, 2016 was shadowed by my sadness over my mother's passing away in February of last year.  I spent much ...
Highlights from 2016
Highlights from 2016
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Spring in the garden
Spinach Uncovering the winter garden is always a surprise.  Some years are better than others, but there is always something that makes it through the winter tucked under hoops covered by garden fabric  and plastic.  This year, there is spinach, flat leaf a...
Spring in the garden
Spring in the garden
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Summer Harvest Salad
Summer Harvest Salad As summer draws to a close and the warm weather fruits and vegetables are at their peak of ripeness, it is easy to create a colorful, nutritious dish with just a few fresh ingredients from your garden, local farmers market or produce se...
Summer Harvest Salad
Summer Harvest Salad
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Kitchen adventure: Superfood granola
Granola with fresh picked strawberries, blueberries and cashew milk Store bought granola can be loaded with more sugar and fat than you'd like to start your day.  This granola is packed with superfoods and sweetened with dates and dried fruits.  The traditi...
Kitchen adventure: Superfood granola
Kitchen adventure: Superfood granola
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Mother's Day
My mother's Julia Child yellow rose blooming in my garden As I contemplate Mother’s Day this year, it is with a bit of
sadness as it is the first one since my mother’s passing a few months ago.   I still reach for my phone to text her ,“Mom,
you won’t belie...
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
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