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CSA: Farm Box Overkill

CSA: Farm Box Overkill

CSA: Farm Box Overkill is computer game like Farmville where you try to eat all the food in your house before it goes bad. It’s extra challenging if you play this with your husband who really likes buying random stuff at the grocery store, even though your pantry is so full that your washing machine […]

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Jam Session: The Master Lemon Marmalade Recipe

Jam Session: The Master Lemon Marmalade Recipe

I’ve been hysterically making lemon marmalade all week in preparation for my open house/craft fair I’m hosting this weekend. In general, I think marmalade is gross. Most marmalades are either too sweet, or too bitter, or too chewy. After a year of failed marmalade experiences, I finally developed a recipe for lemon marmalade that I […]

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Today, In A Very Brady Gardening Episode…

Today, In A Very Brady Gardening Episode…

Today Sunset Magazine posted our team profile on the One-Block Diet Blog with the other nine teams in competition. After much deliberation, we’ve named our team The Bad Skunks. We’ve checked out our steep competition and, frankly, we’re feeling mildly guilty about wanting to beat out all those small, vegetable-eating children for the prize. Go […]

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My Garden Hack Is On The ReadyMade Blog!

My Garden Hack Is On The ReadyMade Blog!

I love magazines. I used to subscribe to 26 different publications. I had so many magazines that my friends nicknamed me “Magazina.” I’m sure that I could have bought a house five years sooner than I did, had I not subscribed to so many decorating publications. At any rate, with what I think amounts to […]

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Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings

Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings

This is one of those desperation is the mother of invention moments. I recently discovered that Mr. Foxypants had thrown out my seed-starting tray “to make room in the garage.” Don’t get me started on the “WTF-buddy-throwing-away-tools?” screed. I’m still mad about it. You don’t want to hear it anyway. Since I’ve pledged to once […]

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Pink Guava & Key Lime Jam With Black Cracked Pepper

Pink Guava & Key Lime Jam With Black Cracked Pepper

My neighbor has a massively productive pink guava tree. After picking 25 pounds of fruit, I hadn’t even harvested half of the ripe guavas off the tree. Unfortunately, I had to stop picking when a grumpy spider, who was clearly sick of me shaking her tree, decided to take a chomp out of my arm. […]

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Week #3 of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Fig & Pear Jam With Wild Turkey Bourbon

Week #3 of The 52 Weeks, 52 Jams Challenge: Fig & Pear Jam With Wild Turkey Bourbon

I had totally forgotten about the ziplock bag of Brown Turkey figs I’d picked from Julien’s tree back in September. It had been hiding at the bottom of the bacon drawer in the freezer. How I missed seeing anything in the bacon drawer for four months really is beyond me. Julien is a fan of […]

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