Category Archives: How Things Grow

Onion Honey

Onion blossoms are a favorite of bees. So many blossoms in one huge globe. A bee can gather a flight’s worth of pollen and nectar from just one stop. As sweet smelling as onion blossoms are, I imagine that honey … Continue reading

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Batshit Crazy

I listened to an interview with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel who said that once he turned 75, we was going to stop medications for prolonging his life, and let nature take his course. He said that doctors in Japan had discovered … Continue reading

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Thimble Berries and Daisies

Ripe thimbleberries, Rubus parviflorus, prove that summer is here. A berry you won’t find in stores, these berries are too fragile to pick and ship. Once ripe, they only last a day or so. To enjoy them, you need to … Continue reading

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Eating Like Kings Tonight

We will eat like kings tonight. While tending to the potato patch, my fingers touched fresh, firm potatoes. I can finally start selling potatoes at the Bow and Mt. Vernon farmers markets this week. This year, I’ll ration them out, … Continue reading

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Sea of Poppy Heads

The sky is a July blue this morning with mother of pearl clouds drifting by. A sea of poppy heads floats along the garden path. I shake them and listen. Can I hear the poppy seeds rattling inside? Not yet, … Continue reading

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Onion Charm

Few things bring as much delight to the table as fresh onions. So sweet, so juicy, your knife crunches slicing through them. This is when they are at their best, before they harden, while they are still green and shiny. … Continue reading

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Friends and Pine Cones

Having good friends is a good thing. Come to think of it, is there such a thing as a bad friend? A bad friend would no longer be a friend, right? Friends of ours have a large pine tree in … Continue reading

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