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Loofah Diaries – Part 4 (and Garden update!)

In the ongoing saga of the slowest-growing plant I’ve ever worked on, I think that the container is the party to blame. We went from small, fat-leaved cotelydons to this spry looking squash. Yes, it has been several weeks, but … Continue reading

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Loofah Diaries – Part 3

It’s been a while since I posted about my little seedlings – sadly – they are very slow growing! Back in late April, I posted Part 1 and Part 2… Well, in mid-June, I finally had big enough seedlings to … Continue reading

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The Loofah Diaries – part 2

Okay folks, 24 hours have past since Part 1 and now its time to start planting the seeds in a germinating medium. You can buy little pucks of dehydrated soil that frankly look like large Haw Flakes.  The soil is … Continue reading

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The Loofah Diaries – part 1

I realize that we have moved away from the original theme of this blog what with all the restaurant reviews and food-obsession – and having just finished this excellent book about doing things yourself, I felt a need to get … Continue reading

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It seems from this blog that all I do is eat, or cook, or read about food!  While that is a significant portion of my day-to-day life, I do have other hobbies, like quilting! My friends, and now family, are … Continue reading

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What have you done, Tim Hortons?  What is with the new lid?! Let’s bring back the old lid – please – so we can Trucker Style our coffees!

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Making kimchi – part 3

See also – Making Kimchi – part 1 and Making Kimchi – part 2 With all of your veggies chopped, now you’re ready for the last, long stretch.  The first thing you’ll need to do is salt the 10 lbs … Continue reading

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