Monthly Archives: May 2009

Shades of Lavender and White

Sunday Stroll I put so much effort into my gardens.  Weeding, shoveling cow manure, dead-heading, planting seeds, picking off bugs, transplanting seedlings.  But then Mother Nature has to go and show me up with these wildflowers in shades of lavender … Continue reading


Filed under Gardening, Home, Outside

Day at the Beach

My mom and I took a trip to Hammonasset State Park today.  I like to walk on the beach, but I don’t like to sit in the sun and get burned (my mom loves to sit in the sun).  However, … Continue reading


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Signs I’m an Old Lady

I’d much rather spend a Friday night (or Saturday, for that matter) under a blankie on the couch than get all dressed up for a date night. I don’t know how those kids can listen to their music so loud.  … Continue reading


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Learning About Local Foods

For the last two weeks, my botany students have been exploring the local foods movement.  We began with a discussion of what “local” means, and some history of the movement.  They have been growing plants since the course began in … Continue reading


Filed under Food, Gardening, Living from Scratch, Local Agriculture, Review, Sustainable Living

Ranch Pasta Salad

I love making pasta salad in warm weather.  It’s nice and cool, and I can put in whatever vegetables and herbs I’ve got.  It’s great to pack and take for lunch, too.  I make all different kinds, depending on what’s … Continue reading


Filed under Food, Gardening, Living from Scratch, Recipes, Sustainable Living, What's for Supper?