Category Archives: A to D

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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Cooking (suddenly for one)

America needs a male guide to life without spouses. When Janet died, for example, Stouffers got me by for a while, but then somebody mentioned tuna casserole. I LOVE tuna casserole, but Stouffers doesn’t make it.  Janet could whip one … Continue reading

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