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August 29, 2019

I decided to say goodbye to my enormous squash vines because I found that all of my developing squashes had been chewed on. Squirrels, probably. At least with autumn right around the corner, we have the opportunity to hit the reset button. So I started planting leafy g...

August 22, 2019

Admittedly, I hadn't been paying close attention to my cherry tomato plants for a few days. We already had this big bowl of ripe cherry tomatoes sitting on the kitchen counter that we were eating as quickly as we could. Once the bowl started to get low again, I went ou...

August 15, 2019

It's been said (and my experience confirms) that vegetables grow in two stages. First, they creep, seeming to grow slowly above ground, though I suspect that's because they are developing their root systems underground. And then they leap, seeming to take off with rapi...

August 8, 2019

I took this photo yesterday, before the storm. You know, when we had several weeks of high temperatures and no rain. I would say that I was doing *ok* with watering. I mean, there's a lot that's growing and green, though my cherry tomato plants are shedding leaves in r...

August 1, 2019

As I continue to figure out life with a fructan intolerance, I wondered how to enjoy the summer staple of pesto pasta salad. The solution: by making recipe adjustments, of course.

Let's start with the pasta part. Since traditional Italian pastas are made with wheat, whi...

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