Monthly Archives: February 2012

Off to Mexico

My parents took off for Zihuatanejo, Mexico, yesterday.  On Saturday, my brother and his wife will join them, and on Sunday my sister, her husband, Trevor, and I will join them as well. It has been a long time (five … Continue reading

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The elusive winter beet

I was reading one of my cookbooks (this is started to be a recurring theme, isn’t it?) and came across a recipe for Roasted Beet Salad that I thought looked really good.  So I decided to make it along with … Continue reading

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The last of the lamb

I decided to use up the last of our local lamb this weekend (we need to find another source) and make Moroccan Lamb Soup.  It was a recipe I’d run across a few weeks ago and was just saving it … Continue reading

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Another good recipe

I was perusing my favorite cookbook, Local Flavors (by Deborah Madison), the other night, and I came across another recipe I wanted to try. Actually, I had some mushrooms left over from a different recipe I’d made, so I was … Continue reading

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Shopping for veggies

I think I may be done vegetable shopping.  It seems impossible—I feel like I’ve hardly ordered anything! But, as I posted a few days ago, I ordered potatoes and sweet potatoes, and on the same day I also ordered my … Continue reading

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Women’s weekend

Well, there was no gardening, cooking, or anything else relevant to this blog that happened this weekend. But, since you insist, I will tell you about it.  My mom, my sister who lives in Moorhead, and I drove to the … Continue reading

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Getting out in the garden

I am really feeling the itch to get out in the garden. . . aren’t you?  I think it’s the gorgeous winter we’ve been having—it’s really felt much like spring for quite a while now. I know I have a … Continue reading

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Hoar frost

What a gorgeous landscape we had this past weekend!  Trevor and I had to drive down to Wahpeton on Saturday and we just marveled the whole trip at how beautiful everything is when it’s coated with hoar frost. And people … Continue reading

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Seed trials

I have signed up for the 2012 UMN Extension Master Gardener Veggie & Flower Seed Trial!  I am so excited (and I know you have just been waiting for this news)!  ;) This year the options were pickling cucumbers, tomatillos, … Continue reading

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And more potatoes

Are you sick of hearing about potatoes yet?  My mom said she’s going to start calling me “the potato lady.” But I think I’ve made my potato selections for this year’s vegetable garden.  Since I get  white and yellow potatoes … Continue reading

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