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Our Berkeley Winter Garden: Week Two

Here’s just a quick walk through of what we’re trying to grow this time around. I have a bunch of herbs in pots on the deck.  This mint plant looks like it wants to take over the world.  What else … Continue reading

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Our Berkeley Winter Garden: Week Zero

A winter garden is a totally decadent concept to me.  In Boston, winter means fleece lined running tights, and YakTrax for your running shoes.  Do California runners even know what YakTrax are?  Think snow tires for your sneakers.  A blanket … Continue reading

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Simple Tomato Sauce and Canning Tomatoes

A few months ago J and I were hanging out at our neighbors’ house.  We’d all originally intended to go out for Ethiopian food, but as we sat around the table sharing a bottle of wine, our motivation to move … Continue reading

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Gardening, Cooking, and Canning

This has been an absurdly busy afternoon.  We’re going on a trip back to Boston soon, and I didn’t want all this wonderful garden produce to go to waste. That’s just the beginning of what I got to work with … Continue reading

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Pickled Serrano Peppers

In Friday’s garden update, I showed you our serrano pepper plants.  We planted two of them three months ago, and for at least six weeks, the plants showed positively no sign of growing.  We even contemplated pulling them out to … Continue reading

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Our Berkeley Garden: Month Three Update

Every time I post new pictures of the garden, I go right back to the Week One post.  It’s amazing to me that we actually managed to grow everything.  There must be some magic in this Northern California soil because … Continue reading

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Our Berkeley Garden: Week Eight

Did you catch the most recent update in week six? Or see where we all started way back in week one. Our zucchini plant continues its efforts to take over the world, or at least the backyard.  Also, some of … Continue reading

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