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When friends come to call, it’s the happiest season of all

Holiday parties run in both my biological and “adopted” family. My parents threw a Christmas brunch every year, with multiple types of soups and quiches. Chris’s family has a group of friends that they share Christmas Eve with, rotating the … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Local Agriculture

Tis the month and the week for being thankful. Although I try to cultivate gratefulness all year round, I think Thanksgiving is a particularly good time to be thankful for specific things. I could make a list the length of … Continue reading

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The Final Harvest

As much as it regrets me to say it, I think we’ve had this season’s final harvest from our garden. We’ll probably get a few more random veggies, but the last big one has come and gone. I decided to … Continue reading

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Apple of My Eye

Apple-picking is in my blood. Admittedly, my family doesn’t have that strong of an agricultural background. But as a native upstate New Yorker, I’ve always been surrounded by autumn apples. I went to elementary school with two different girls whose … Continue reading

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Picking a Peck of Peppers

I love bell peppers. I use them in almost everything – stews, soups, sauces, on burgers, and in salads. So of course, I wanted to grow them in my garden. Unfortunately, I’ve had miserable luck raising peppers from seed. Both … Continue reading

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