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Candied Citrus Peels: 11-7-12

i’ve been incommunicado.  Just a bit of stress.  Sorry no blog lately.  But No biggie, No worries. So, candy peels!  Good candied citrus peels can sell for as much as $49 for a half pound at candy stores.  So i’m … Continue reading

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Terrific Tomatoes: 10-24-12

We’ve been feeding our veggies today.  There’s something wrong with a bed of amaranth (that i didn’t plant.  it just appeared out of nowhere).  All the leaves are being eaten, as well as the pumpkin leaves next to them.  So … Continue reading

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Peas, Peas, Peas: 10-23-12

This year, for the first time, i haven’t had success with peas.  Now the ones i planted last winter grew through the spring.  And even every summer i have tons of peas planted in the spring.  But not this year. … Continue reading

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Apple Jam: 10-22-12

Besides canning Candied Peppers and Bread & Butter Pickles, i’m attempting Honey Apple Cranberry Jam today.  There’s 20 cups of diced and peeled red and green apples simmering in lemon juice until they break down.  Then i’ll add the honey … Continue reading

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Garlic: 10-17-12

After being gone on a fabulous and very needed vacay, i have much to get done this week.  Hence the not blogging til today.  i’ve been baking and canning, and canning and baking, and gardening and baking and canning…  Oh … Continue reading

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Stocking Up: 10-4-12

Unfortunately, today, i can do no more weeding at the Arlington Garden.  My vehicle is at the mechanic so i can get it in decent running condition to take my family on vacation next week.  So that means i’m stranded … Continue reading

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More Fall Garden Prepping: 10-3-12

Hasn’t this rain been fantastic!  My garden is loving it and has just exploded with all the goodies we love.  And now that it isn’t quite so muddy, but the soil is still moist, it’s a great time to get … Continue reading

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Honeydew Peach Jam?: 9-26-12

We’ll see how it turns out.  i still have a ripe honeydew melon taunting me on my counter.  i haven’t done anything with it because i didn’t want to make just another basic melon jam.  i’m still stocked up on … Continue reading

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Oryx Jerky: 9-20-12

We’ve all heard of beef jerky, turkey jerky, and even Buffalo jerky.  i’m making Oryx jerky.  The oryx, a large antelope with long, spear-like horns, is a true desert animal that lives in Africa.  A friend of mine from the farmer’s market gave … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jam! 9-19-12

This is the last batch of watermelon jam until next summer when i have a new crop.  it’s more of a pain to make than other jams because not only do all the seeds need to be removed, but it’s … Continue reading

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