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An Hour a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

An Hour a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

| June 20, 2016 | Reply

An hour a day keeps the doctor away. That phrase kept going through my head this morning as I did my morning ritual of checking the garden. Sometimes that hour makes the difference in my mental health for the day. I felt so much happier when I came in. And I know eating fresh food from […]

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

| June 17, 2016 | Reply

From the sublime to the worrisome, my garden on Sunday represented the calm before the storm. Full slideshow on Google+. My early morning garden vigil revealed the beginning of harvests to come, as well as problems. I’ve been spraying lemon cucumbers and tomato plants for weeks with milk and baking soda, trying to prevent and beat […]

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Salad

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Salad

| May 30, 2016 | Reply

On Fridays, I have help in the kitchen, so that’s usually when I do a little cooking or food preparing. I whipped up this salad in no time and posted on Instagram, and said I would share the recipe. This all-organic salad made about 10 servings. Everything but the Kitchen Sink Salad ~Ingredients~ 1 c. uncooked […]

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End of Winter Stew

End of Winter Stew

| April 16, 2016 | 2 Replies

The lightness of this End of Winter Stew I improvised two nights ago felt like the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It had to do with the beets! Click photo to view and Like on Instagram! Of course, spring is a virtually a misnomer in Southern California. We had heat waves in […]

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Greens Recipes

Greens Recipes

| April 5, 2016 | Reply

Greens Recipes to go with my latest Late Bloomer, “7 Day Greens Challenge.” I hope you watch this episode where I eat my fresh-picked greens for a week. All the recipes are very simple. Bok Choy or Sweet Potato Leaf Stir-Fry Stir-frying cooks food quickly, so more nutrients stay in food. Sweet potato leaves are […]

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Winter Garden and StoneMalas Fundraiser!

Winter Garden and StoneMalas Fundraiser!

| March 29, 2016 | Reply

My latest episode covers the winter garden and StoneMalas fundraiser for Late Bloomer! Please watch, like and share! Winter Garden: Cover Crop, Worm Towers, StoneMalas is the latest offering from Late Bloomer Show. See how Kaye used cover crops to build nitrogen in raised beds and installed worm towers to increase worm activity. Planting cover crops is […]

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Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

| March 16, 2016 | 2 Replies

Rain barrel set-up is harder than it looks, as witnessed in my latest Late Bloomer! With non-stop news about our big El Nino bringing winter rains this year, I thought it best to procure two more barrels. I set them up at the diagonal opposite of my house. Since they would be visible walking in […]

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Life is Too Short to Eat Out

Life is Too Short to Eat Out

| March 9, 2016 | Reply

Life is Too Short to Eat Out A play in three acts Prologue: Maybe not if you’re twenty, but if you are over fifty, and have fewer days ahead of you than you’ve already lived, you might want to carefully consider where you eat out, or if you go out at all. Now that I […]

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Greens Too Pretty To Eat

Greens Too Pretty To Eat

| March 4, 2016 | 4 Replies

My Greens are too pretty to eat. I have a confession. I don’t eat many of the greens that I grow, which is crazy, I know! I adore watching them grow and just when they are at their peak of beauty is the time to whip up a tasty dressing and make a salad. And I […]

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An Oscar-worthy Homegrown Brunch

An Oscar-worthy Homegrown Brunch

| February 29, 2016 | Reply

While all of Hollywood prepped for the Oscar festivities on Sunday, I prepared myself an Oscar-worthy homegrown brunch. The unexpectedly sizzling February propelled my arugula, lettuce and radishes to bolt. And my few, thin asparagus spears were about to flower, as well. Time for another 20-minute meal! Here’s how it all went down…quickly! I took a […]

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