Tag: organic

Salt Brine Olives

Salt Brine Olives

| October 29, 2018 | Reply

How to Salt Brine Olives This year was the first I have attempted to harvest and collect my olives. You can see the video of Erick, my garden helper, and I harvesting from my two olive trees. I didn’t get to brine for four days, and when I did, I was met with an army […]

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Kentucky Humility and Grace

Kentucky Humility and Grace

| August 26, 2018 | Reply

Kentucky Humility and Grace As I work through footage from my recent trip, I am struck by Kentucky Humility and Grace. I should add that Kentuckians are hard workers! As you will see in Part 3 of the series, Lori Bowling is working overtime to serve the residents of Boyd County. In addition to serving […]

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Urban Garden Improvisation

Urban Garden Improvisation

| August 19, 2018 | Reply

Urban Garden Improvisation Urban gardening in a small space could be called “Improvisation is the name of the game,” or, “One thing leads to another.” As for most gardeners and family farmers today, gardening is not my profession. It is my passion and the fuel that feeds me, both literally and spiritually. I am an […]

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Yesterday was Opposite Day

Yesterday was Opposite Day

| August 1, 2018 | 4 Replies

Yesterday was Opposite Day When everything is turned upside down. I arose this Wednesday and thought of Opposite Day. I recollected when my boys were little, they had a children’s book called “Opposite Day,” and I recall it being celebrated every Wednesday. Maybe that was just my family, but it was a fun way to […]

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Frankly Remarkable Balancing Act

Frankly Remarkable Balancing Act

| May 14, 2018 | Reply

My frankly remarkable balancing act began in late January when I got a call offering me a part in a play. I wasn’t even driving yet, after the injury I sustained on Schweitzer Mountain on Christmas Eve. In fact, I was spending days mostly just getting showered and dressed, which took forever, fed (a very generous […]

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Braised Chard Southern Style

Braised Chard Southern Style

| April 4, 2018 | Reply

Sunday I made Braised Chard Southern Style. I bought Charlotte Chard seeds Gina from Open Circle Seeds at the National Heirloom Expo last September. I planted them in a small planter, and had gorgeous leaves in need of eating. The fog had rolled in and I had a hankering for some Southern comfort food. I hope […]

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I Can’t Do Dishes, But I Can Edit

I Can’t Do Dishes, But I Can Edit

| January 29, 2018 | Reply

At least, I can edit. I can’t do dishes, but I can edit. Of all the various things I initially thought I wouldn’t be able to do with a broken right arm, edit videos was at the top of the list. I wondered, for the first ten days, most of which were spent in acute […]

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There’s Something About Planting Seeds

There’s Something About Planting Seeds

| January 6, 2018 | 4 Replies

There’s something about planting seeds. You’ve probably heard this one: if a woman remembered how painful childbirth is, she wouldn’t have a second baby. No matter how devastating losing a crop to weather, disease or pest, you always want to plant more seeds. If you’re able. I’ve been instructed to rest. With my right arm […]

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Two New Growing Peppers Videos

Two New Growing Peppers Videos

| November 20, 2017 | Reply

I have two new growing peppers videos, which detail the complete start to finish experience. This year I grew 36 pepper plants, about 16 varieties, and all looked good till the end of August. While I was away for two nights at the National Heirloom Expo, 31 plants got attacked by leaf miner. My two […]

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Sweet Savory Pineapple Guava Chutney

Sweet Savory Pineapple Guava Chutney

| November 1, 2017 | Reply

Today’s upload on my YouTube Channel is my Sweet Savory Pineapple Guava Chutney, a fun cooking video, my fourth. I had a few requests for cooking videos, and finally figured out a format that works in my narrow galley kitchen. I introduce and give pertinent information at the door, with natural light. Then, I move the […]

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