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Why You Need A Grow Light*

If you’re going to start seedlings indoors, you need a good grow light.  These specifically-designed tools provide all the wavelengths of light your tender plants need to grow up to be healthy, strong producers.  Seedlings need more hours of sun per day than the average late winter day can provide. Plan on 14 hours of direct, overhead lighting for best […]

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The Perfect Soil Recipe

The Perfect Soil Recipe One of the most common questions I get from new gardeners or those who have recently moved to the area is, “What type of dirt should I put in my garden beds?” Whether you’re gardening in raised beds or have a dedicated patch of ground in the corner of your yard, your soil will have a […]

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Steamed Oatmeal

I have a love/hate relationship with oatmeal.  One the one hand, granola.  Sweet, crunchy, and studded with nuts, I could happily eat it nearly every morning over yogurt or with a splash of milk (dairy or almond) and some dried fruit. On the other hand, gooey, globby cooked oatmeal.  I feel as though I must wolf it down scaldingly, straight […]

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Pancakes – Almond Flour (Gluten Free)

Whether you’re doing “Whole-30,” avoiding sugar or otherwise watching your food intake this January, mid-month can begin to feel a little more like self-deprivation and a little less like “healthy eating.” Enter, pancakes! These little hotcakes are made with high-protein almond flour and ground pecans, which means they’re packed with the good fats and enough protein to keep you full […]

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Hearth Bread

This has been my go-to bread for over ten years. It makes great neighbor or teacher gifts at Christmas and is the perfect companion to any winter meal. Studded with fresh rosemary and topped with a salt crust, it’s irresistible straight out of the oven with a nice slather of butter. The only drawback of this loaf is that you […]

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English Toffee

My grandmother raised five boys on a farm in Iowa. When her younger sons were half-grown, she left the farm for the suburbs, but brought with her an amazing talent for cooking, baking and candy making. Her kitchen was a magical place that turned out the fluffiest rolls, quiche so delicious you couldn’t refuse seconds and magazine-worthy holiday spreads. When […]

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