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U.S. Botanic Garden

U.S. Botanic Garden

| February 19, 2017 | Reply

U.S. Botanic Garden  In January, I visited the U.S. Botanic Garden, located on the National Mall, just west of the U.S. Capitol. I moved to Washington, D.C., after college and spent almost two years there working on Capitol Hill, so I have fond memories of D.C. (It’s also where I met my husband-to-be.) My commute […]

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Valentine’s Garden Update, Fans, Flowers, More!

Valentine’s Garden Update, Fans, Flowers, More!

| February 14, 2017 | Reply

Valentine’s Garden Update, Fans, Flowers, More!  I stayed up very late to get this episode finished and uploaded for Valentine’s Day, my birthday! Please do me the favor of watching and sharing with friends. This is a packed episode with a February flower slideshow, a long overdue garden update (the garden I didn’t plan to have […]

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On the Beaten Path: Great Falls Park

On the Beaten Path: Great Falls Park

| February 1, 2017 | Reply

On the Beaten Path: Great Falls Park – I started my adult life in Washington, D.C. working on Capitol Hill for a U.S. Senator and still have friends in the area. I love to return there and marvel at the natural and man-made wonders from time to time. During a recent visit, I dropped into […]

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Listen to My Podcast with Urban Farm!

Listen to My Podcast with Urban Farm!

| January 12, 2017 | Reply

Listen to My Podcast with Urban Farm! I was lucky to tour The Urban Farm in Phoenix in November and interview Greg Peterson. He returned the favor by interviewing me in December on his successful podcast at Urban Farm U. Learn about how I got started and what motivates me to continue to grow an urban farm (Greg […]

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Enough Rain Already!

Enough Rain Already!

| January 12, 2017 | 7 Replies

Enough Rain Already! Did I just say that? It’s been raining for days, weeks now. This “atmospheric river” hitting California has been unrelenting. And it’s pouring now. Pouring! After eight years of drought, I know I can’t complain, but this is ridiculous! In fact, it was reported yesterday that severely depleted reservoirs in California are filling […]

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Paleo Poppyseed Blueberry Banana Ginger Muffins

Paleo Poppyseed Blueberry Banana Ginger Muffins

| January 9, 2017 | Reply

The title is a mouthful and so were the muffins! I had picked up a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Paleo baking flour a few days ago, and these turned out very tasty! (I see they are out of stock, so it must be a popular item.) Gluten-free, grain-free, bean-free. They have a muffin recipe […]

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Hot & Spicy Root Soup with Wild Mushrooms

Hot & Spicy Root Soup with Wild Mushrooms

| January 9, 2017 | Reply

Today I improvised a hot & spicy root soup with wild mushrooms. Just when you think you have NOTHING from which to make a dish! My frig was nearly empty. And it’s actually quite tasty! Straight from the earth. You can make a vegan version with vegetable stock or the stock from the rehydrated mushrooms, […]

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How I Made the Most of New Years Day

How I Made the Most of New Years Day

| January 6, 2017 | Reply

You can see How I Made the Most of New Years Day in today’s vlog! I made this especially for my subscribers who are snowed in and unable to garden. We do have issues in California, but nice weather is not one of them. It is usually nice. We’ve had a lot of rain recently and more […]

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My New Favorite Fruit Salad Recipe!

My New Favorite Fruit Salad Recipe!

| January 6, 2017 | Reply

Sharing My New Favorite Fruit Salad Recipe which I whipped up this morning. I receive a farm box every other Friday, and today I wanted to finish up everything left from last week’s box. I put together this salad and it is delicious! Give it a try! Kaye’s Best Fruit Salad ~ Ingredients ~ 1 apple […]

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Sweet Potato Leek Cream Soup Recipe

Sweet Potato Leek Cream Soup Recipe

| January 6, 2017 | Reply

Here’s my Sweet Potato Leek Cream Soup Recipe! This soup is embarrassingly simple and sweetly delicious. I had ordered purple flesh sweet potatoes from my farm box, and leeks. I’ve made this potato leek soup for 20 years or more, but had never tried it with sweet potatoes. I’m currently out of my homegrown potatoes, so I […]

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