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Quinoa, Plum and Avocado Salad

Quinoa, Plum and Avocado Salad

| August 28, 2019 | Reply

Recently, I created a video using my homegrown plums from a quinoa, plum and avocado salad recipe by my friend Valentina at Cooking on the Weekends. The sweet and savory ingredients pair nicely with the texture of the quinoa, and avocado makes any salad worthwhile! I hope you watch (click photo) and check out Valentina’s […]

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Watch Small Batch Tomato Canning

Watch Small Batch Tomato Canning

| December 17, 2018 | 2 Replies

Small Batch Tomato Canning, Dollhouse, Catfish! I’m finally getting through the content I shot last year, and in the latest upload Mary demonstrates small batch tomato canning. Plus, you see an AMAZING handmade dollhouse, a lot of Japanese beetles and catfish. Check out my Return to Landhaven, my next to last stop in July, 2017. […]

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Almost There

Almost There

| December 4, 2018 | 4 Replies

Almost There! I made 17 videos in October and 14 in November, with only the help of my sound editor. Contrast that in the years of Late Bloomer Show, with 20 episodes per year. I’m clocking 60 hours a week between editing, traveling, gardening and social media to bring you up to date on all […]

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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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Two Days Is Not Enough

Two Days Is Not Enough

| July 1, 2018 | 4 Replies

Tonight it hit me, two days is not enough. What was I thinking, scheduling only an evening and two days with my mother? I hadn’t seen her since September, mainly because I’ve been recovering from a broken arm for five months. But, I didn’t want to be gone more than a week or so, after […]

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Plant Flowers, Attract Beneficial Insects

Plant Flowers, Attract Beneficial Insects

| June 27, 2018 | Reply

Plant flowers, attract beneficial insects Some new gardeners don’t realize the role beneficial insects play in the garden, nor, the necessity of planting flowers to attract them for a vegetable garden. I was just out on my back deck observing numerous bees attracted to our tree, which is in bloom. And while they were in […]

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Father’s Day Brunch Recipes

Father’s Day Brunch Recipes

| June 26, 2018 | 2 Replies

Father’s Day Brunch Recipes Watch my epic cooking video from the garden and come back here for the recipes! Kaye’s Crustless Vegetable Quiche Mix or beat on low speed: 1/2 c. mayonaise 1/2 c. milk 2 tbl. flour 2 eggs Add: 10-14 oz. grated swiss, or other firm cheese Then add: 1 1/2 c. sweet potato […]

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