Category Archives: A to D

Ceiling food

So here’s the deal. You’re a parent with little darlings running around, and one day you walk through the kitchen and notice stuff stuck to the ceiling above the kitchen table. Finding out what it is is a lot easier … Continue reading

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Aches and pains

If this is the result of passionate sex, do nothing. Lie back, enjoy the glow, and take a nap. If it’s from gardening, splitting firewood, or chasing your dog around the neighborhood, draw a hot bath, as hot as you … Continue reading

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Adults

When you begin to stop planting seeds, stop asking questions, stop laughing, stop getting down on the floor to play with young children, stop looking up at stars, stop believing in magic and miracles, stop being spontaneous and flexible, and … Continue reading

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Apples

This I tell you: Don’t buy store apples. Buy trees, heirloom varieties like Northern Spy, Esopus Spitzenberg, Wolf River, Rhode Island Greening, Roxbury Russets. Now these are apples like you’ve never tasted. You won’t find them in a store because … Continue reading

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Artichokes

The general store in Francestown, NH once never sold pork – not for any Biblical reasons; the owners simply didn’t like pork and so wouldn’t sell it. I’m that way with artichokes. They’re nifty-looking plants, but did you ever have … Continue reading

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Asparagus

Everybody cuts their asparagus spears in the spring and then lets the plants go to fern to replenish their strength. So what do you have in July? A bunch of ferns and no spears to eat. What’s with that? Try … Continue reading

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Asparagus beetles

These nasty little bugs will strip an asparagus fern while you’re napping. My solution, which was popular once and still works, is to gather as many of those babies as you can, drop them in a blender with enough water … Continue reading

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Avocados

You can’t grow these except in places like California and Texas. You can eat them, mind you – my mother put them in salads – but who would want to do that? Green booger slices they looked like, so my … Continue reading

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Beans, snap

I grow beans, and most everything else, for taste alone. For me that means Blue Lake bush or pole beans, Kentucky Wonder pole beans, and Romano (Italian) pole beans. Customers ask for those by name more than any other, and … Continue reading

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Beets

Many people don’t like beets, and it’s not the taste, it’s just that…oh, never mind. But color aside this is one of the tastiest vegetables anywhere, if grown right, and the greens are even more nutritions than the root – … Continue reading

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