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Here’s Your Cranberry Ginger Muffin Recipe for the Holidays!

Here’s Your Cranberry Ginger Muffin Recipe for the Holidays!

| December 16, 2016 | 3 Replies

Here’s your Cranberry Ginger Muffin Recipe for the Holidays! As usual, I do most of my cooking on Fridays. After my recent pumpkin muffin success (after a many years hiatus from muffin-making), I was emboldened to try these Cranberry Ginger Muffins today! I balanced the tartness of the raw cranberries with a handful of crystallized […]

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The Vlog at 50

The Vlog at 50

| November 30, 2016 | Reply

Consider the Vlog at 50, actually 51. From my first vlog, shot, edited and uploaded from my iPhone on March 19th this year in Vancouver, British Columbia, to my “Giving Thanks” published just before Thanksgiving, I’ve made 51 video logs this year (not counting the 2-parter ready to upload tomorrow). Add the “Late Bloomer” episodes and […]

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Growing Orange Thai Chili Peppers

Growing Orange Thai Chili Peppers

| November 30, 2016 | Reply

Watch “Growing Orange Thai Chili Peppers,“ my latest “Late Bloomer.” See me document growing them for the first time last year, how long it took for peppers to develop, why I love growing them, and problems I had this year. Also, you can find my biscuit recipe (easily modified with only ancient wheat flour) here. If you […]

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Giving Thanks to my Subscribers

Giving Thanks to my Subscribers

| November 23, 2016 | 2 Replies

In today’s vlog, I am giving thanks to my subscribers. From seeds to jellies, garlic, cuttings and donations, this week has been a rich one for Late Bloomer. Please watch and share my special Thanksgiving message. If you enjoy “Late Bloomer,” please share with a friend. Thank you! HOW YOU CAN HELP: I receive a small […]

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Greg Peterson at The Urban Farm

Greg Peterson at The Urban Farm

| November 18, 2016 | Reply

Greg Peterson at The Urban Farm has been growing food in his yard in Phoenix for 41 years, and has become a local legend and internationally recognized. Check out my interview with Greg and visit to his farm in November. Greg has influenced hundreds, if not thousands, of people to grow their own food in […]

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Candied Roselle Recipe & More Phoenix Vlogs!

Candied Roselle Recipe & More Phoenix Vlogs!

| November 13, 2016 | Reply

Candied Roselle Recipe & More Phoenix Vlogs! Apparently, June was the worst time to visit Phoenix this year at 118° so I returned last weekend at the perfect time to garden hop. Jacq Davis, with her unique and creative approach to edible gardening is the perfect host, especially because she is such a great cook! […]

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Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe

Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe

| October 27, 2016 | Reply

In “Growing Loofa for Sponges” you will see that I offered my young neighbor Zachary a carob oatmeal gluten-free cookie after our work peeling loofas. Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy the episode and the cookies! Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe Ingredients 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup butter or ghee 1 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

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Cooking with Jacq Recipes

Cooking with Jacq Recipes

| October 23, 2016 | Reply

Cooking with Jacq Recipes – Catch my latest vlog when Jacq Davis from Epic Yard Farm came to visit my garden two weeks ago. A late breakfast was a garden fresh veggie frittata, and lunch was melon veggie soup. Here are the recipes: Veggie Frittata serves 2 3 large eggs, beaten 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive […]

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Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain

Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain

| October 18, 2016 | 1 Reply

Time, Sleep, and the Importance of Rain ~ My alarm went off at 7:15AM. My first thought, “I don’t have to get up.” I was comfortable. I pulled the covers back over my shoulder. My next thought, “I should get up.” Within a minute of the alarm going off, I was sitting up on the side of […]

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My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

| September 11, 2016 | Reply

My Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe, or I should say, the one I have used for years, comes from Vegetarian Gourmet Cookery by Alan Hooker, who developed the recipes over a number of years at the legendary Ranch House Restaurant in Ojai, California. I vary the recipe in this way: I don’t use sugar, my tomatoes […]

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