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Summer Round Up #2: Dill Cucumber and Green Tomato Pickles

We’ve just had a freakishly early first snow here in Queens.  Temperatures are already in the mid 30s, and summer is clearly long gone.  How could I be surprised though?  It certainly has been a record year for natural (or should I say unnatural) occurrences here in New York.  Remember that one week in the … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Round Up #1: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzerella, Proscuitto & Basil

Okay, so the whole Post a Week thing hasn’t exactly worked out.  I won’t bother making lame excuses, but anyway here I am, back to the blog world. We had a moderately successful garden this year, which for a some time, produced more tomatoes, cucumbers, and herbs than two people could possibly eat.  It was … Continue reading

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Watching the Garden Grow

Yes, outside of working a lot, all I’ve been up to these days is obsessing over my plants.  It’s hypnotic, relaxing and exciting all at the same time.  Every morning before work I tend to my little urban garden – watering if necessary, and cleaning up any dried leaves and flowers.  Afterward, I leave the … Continue reading

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April Showers

I had two days off this week – two rainy days.  Since I’ve started a little vegetable garden, I am actually appreciating the rainy days.  Why?  Well, the sunny windowsill in my apartment is getting a little overcrowded with seedlings now and the bigger ones just need to get outdoors.  Overcast, slightly rainy days are … Continue reading

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