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Green Thumb Sunday: Strawberry, in progress

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Green Thumb Sunday: Indigo Ruby Tomatoes

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The Pickle’s less-than-Pink Lady applesauce

The Pickle is currently eating quite locally—he’s still a card-carrying Boob Vampire, with no other food in sight. But we’re just a couple of months from beginning to introduce him, one item at a time, to the world of solids.   He will be my tiny food minion. I will give him delicious things to [...]

Green Thumb Sunday: Papayas just out of reach

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How to pick an out-of-reach lemon

Here’s the thing about our 40-foot-tall lemon tree. Even when you consider yourself to be on the taller end of the spectrum of God’s Eve-like creatures, it is damn frustrating. There you stand, all five-foot-eight of yourself, with maybe another two feet of arm reaching over your head, grasping hundreds of yellow, beautiful lemons dangling [...]

Green Thumb Sunday: This week’s citrus

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Green Thumb Sunday: Mystery citrus, at work

Is it a sweet lime? Is it an orange hybrid? I’m still trying to figure this out. Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Cold snap

For those of you scoring at home (and even if you’re alone), one of the myriad reasons I fled Iowa for California was my most-hated, six-letter word: W-I-N-T-E-R After four years in Iowa City, I wanted nothing more to do with scraping ice off windshields, shoveling snow out of my driveway, shoveling more snow out [...]

Green Thumb Sunday: Pears and bee

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

The annual pomegranate binge

This week, I succumbed in a big way to my annual pomegranate binge. I can’t get enough of the tangy, juicy seeds, which are only in season for the next month or two. I mostly throw them into salads, but I have been known to stand at the kitchen counter, storage container of harvested seeds [...]