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Lime gelatin with Fleur de Sel

A bumper crop of limes in my backyard when winter came to an end had me thinking of ways to employ them. I do quite a bit of Thai and Vietnamese cooking, so having limes handy makes sense.  There’s one dwarf … Continue reading

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The escargot are out playing in the yard

It’s drizzling in the Bay Area as I write this – which is news in and of itself given the time of year – and the snails are out in full force. I think they’re cute, so I don’t eat them, but … Continue reading

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Citrus in containers

Today I busied myself with citrus upkeep.  I have three orange trees – one semi-dwarf and one standard planted in my side yard, and one dwarf in a container; two dwarf lime trees in containers; two dwarf lemon trees, one … Continue reading

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Flowers in my garden

I’ve been meaning to put up a couple photos of my flower garden.  My mom is more interested in growing flowers than I am, but I do admit that flowers are very nice and I like looking at them when … Continue reading

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One garden tomato left

Incredibly cold in the SF Bay Area — we are having thick frost daily! — but I still have one garden tomato left on my countertop.  When I was in Binghamton my mother picked the remaining green ones (it was … Continue reading

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Hanging herb garden

This year I planted my annual herbs in a hanging moss planter, which gives me an attractive garden piece, is easy to maintain, and keeps the tender vittles away from the bug population.  I grew the herbs from seed in … Continue reading

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