Tag: Late Bloomer

Savor the Harvest!

Savor the Harvest!

| September 29, 2019 | Reply

In a recent video, “Savor the Harvest,” I taste test my two fig varieties, plum liqueur, a hot chili from Sicily, harvest calyxes from roselle hibiscus and much more. It is a video I hope you will watch, like and share. I share this newspaper clipping of my mother, who is going downhill fast. Her […]

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Sugarcane Chicken Kabobs

Sugarcane Chicken Kabobs

| September 18, 2019 | Reply

My guest, Jacq Davis, master gardener and chef, makes Sugarcane Chicken Kabobs in the first part of a series of videos during Jacq’s recent visit. She selected a recipe to utilize the sugarcane I had just harvested in the garden. I hope you enjoy this mouthwatering recipe. Sugarcane Chicken Kabobs ~ Ingredients ~ 16 slices […]

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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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Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena

| August 28, 2019 | 2 Replies

In my latest video, we harvest lemon verbena for drying. Please watch and share! The lemon verbena dried inside in four days! I was also told if you dry herbs in a dark place, they will retain more of their original color. I had had them in the window sill, so I moved them to […]

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July Brings a Bounty of Plums!

July Brings a Bounty of Plums!

| July 3, 2019 | Reply

July brings a bounty of plums! It seems the busier I get, the one thing that gets short shrift is my blog. So many amazing things have happened since I last posted that I don’t know where to begin. But, here’s the most exciting… My channel will hit 40,000 subscribers tomorrow July 4th! I’m very […]

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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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