Tag: urban gardening

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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Plants and Me Podcast

Plants and Me Podcast

| August 28, 2019 | Reply

This week I am the guest of Plants and Me Podcast from the U.K. with Alan Lodge. I hope you enjoy it! Every week the podcast, sponsored by Newlands Nursery, has a new guest, and I noticed several from the U.S. The host is very calm and respectful and let me chat up a storm. […]

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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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Nothing Better than Cooking from the Garden

Nothing Better than Cooking from the Garden

| August 7, 2019 | Reply

There’s nothing better than cooking from the garden! Several of my subscribers asked for more cooking videos, and, because I had the biggest plum harvest in 25 years, I delivered! Please watch my recent plum cooking videos as well as a guest, Lynne Dunlap, cooking lemon curd in my kitchen! Recent travel included attending the […]

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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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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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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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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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