Author Archives: Sandi

The end of an era

Well, that might be a bit too strong of a statement.  But I said my good-byes to the folks on the state master gardener advisory board on Friday, and it certainly feels like the end of an era.  I had … Continue reading

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Off to the Arb

We’re off to the cities early tomorrow morning, so you get your Friday post one day early.  (I’m sure you’re all thrilled.) I’m on the master gardener state advisory board for the U of M, and the meetings are held … Continue reading

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Spring breezes

What a beautiful couple of days it’s been–I’ve actually had a few windows open here and there to get some fresh air in the house. (Trevor hates it when I do that when it’s below 70 degrees outside.) It’s been … Continue reading

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On the upswing

There are still a few bits of snow or ice left in the yard, here and there, but mostly it’s melted off. It was in the high 50s yesterday, and I wish the yard wasn’t so wet–it would have been … Continue reading

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Addicted to herbs

Hmmm. . . maybe that wasn’t the best title.  If you stumbled on this post by accident, let me just tell you now, it’s about HERBS FOR COOKING. So if you’re thinking of something else, you’d better just move along. … Continue reading

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The tomato paste solution

It’s a scenario that most of us cooks have been through time and again. The recipe calls for two tablespoons of tomato paste. So, you open a 6-oz can of it, because that’s the only size it comes in, right? … Continue reading

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A touch of spring

I bought these beautiful tulips during one of my trips to the grocery store last week–I just couldn’t resist them. I thought they’d be so pretty on my Easter tablecloth.   I’ve been feeling the spring weather–it was pretty decent … Continue reading

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Seed trial time

Well, not exactly time for the seed trials–but I got my seeds in the mail yesterday! Such excitement! If you are new to this blog, you might not be aware that we’ve participated in the U of M master gardener … Continue reading

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Two steps forward. . .

And then one giant step back. There was a dusting of snow on the ground when I left the house this morning–it’s below 20 degrees and feeling pretty wintery.  But we know at this point, it can only last so … Continue reading

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Little by little

Spring is here! Theoretically, at least.  Hey, I’m not complaining–when we went from 5 or 10 below to 40 or 50 (above) in the space of a few short days, I’m sure we all felt like, “Finally, winter is over!”  I’m … Continue reading

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