Category Archives: Gardening

Beautiful Produce

I go to the local famers market and nerd out looking at beautiful produce. I especially love it when a new season takes over and beautiful blossoming sugar snap peas, tender asparagus and ramps replace winter root vegetables, or when … Continue reading

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What the Hell is Purple-Sprouting Broccoli ?

The Purple Sprouting Broccoli reminded me of a miniature bouquet of flowers. It was one of the edible unfamiliar treasures in my new biweekly curated produce and pantry box. I wish I could have asked the local grower how they … Continue reading

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The Picker

My neighbor picks flowers off of our trees/plants in the front yard. The first time we caught her doing this, she told us she uses them for prayer and asked if it was OK. This is becoming a daily routine. … Continue reading

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The Tree

My mother died at almost 95, and I needed to walk to the tree. That’s what my son would say after we planted a Texas redbud in Riverside Park 18 years ago. His father had died two years before, when … Continue reading

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Not Chicken Soup!

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Hi, it’s me. I am just wondering if you had that chicken soup recipe? You know the one we made over the summer during that crazy lighting storm. Call me, love you,…

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