Monthly Archives: January 2013

Follow Lisa’s Veg-Growing through the Year

Gardeners, start your engines coz it’s time to start working on your kitchen garden for 2013 (a banner year, we hope)!  And this year we have a treat for our blog readers – our own …

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Classes this Weekend Cover Tools and Planting

Up next at Homestead University’s Winter 2013 term are talks covering the BASIC information that all gardeners really, really need, so it’s called our Basic Gardening weekend.  Click here to see the full calendar, …

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More of the Soup Saga

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert
The first two recipes in this weeks soups are classics. They are based on food culture although the slant of the dish may change according to your whim-subtract …

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How to Melt Snow and Ice Safely

It’s cold enough now that I’ve resigned myself that snow and/or ice WILL probably happen this winter, like it does almost every winter here in the Mid-Atlantic.  So I looked into ways that people are …

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Next on our Class Schedule – Houseplants!

Up next at Homestead University’s Winter 2013 term is a whole weekend focused on Houseplants, a group of plants we’re particularly appreciative of this time of year.  There are still available slots for three of …

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Soup Saga 2013

 
 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
It’s that time again when a heart-warming full meal in a bowl fits the bill. Most of the winter months, I find I’m craving …

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Cactus and Succulents for Marylanders? You bet!

Our own gardening guru Gene Sumi spoke to the Golden Spade Club this month about a topic you don’t hear enough about in the East – the world of succulents and cacti.  He handed out …

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University Classes Begin this Week. First up, Wildlife!

The Winter 2013 Semester of Homestead University starts this weekend, with workshops about Birds and other Wildlife we Love.  Registration open for these low-cost events (just $5-10).  Click here to see the full calendar, …

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“Growing Food” Inspiration is Everywhere-Food Unites Us All

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook 

‘Tis the time of year when growers and farmers have their annual gatherings since they aren’t out there tending their fields. My produce /flower catalogs are arriving …

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Yes, you CAN garden in January

We’re lucky here, despite the heat and humidity we complain about in July, to have such mild winters that we can actually work in the garden for most of January and February.  As long as …

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We wish for you a Sustainable, Open-minded, Spirited and Delicious 2013!

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
To get balance for the new year I paid a visit to Dr. Daohe Fang (rhymes with ong), acupuncturist, who was with oncology as a young …

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What I Learned from the Gardens of Asheville

The darkest of winter is my favorite time to pore through photos of lush gardens I’ve visited and find inspiration for changes to my own garden.  So here are my most inspiring images from the …

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