Category Archives: Food

Three Sisters Gardening is Real

Meet the Iroquois “three sisters” of gardening: corn, squash, and beans. A long time ago, the Iroquois knew that those vegetables could happily grow together in a single mound.  In my upcoming book Three Sisters Garden, they are known as Cara, Sara, and … Continue reading

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Garden Ooops #2: Too Many Tomatoes

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE tomatoes. But they have taken over my garden, or at least part of it. But I love butterflies, too, and had planned this little corner to be my main butterfly-attracting area: birdbath; yarrow yellow, … Continue reading

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Love That Zucchini!

That’s not how Aiden and Collin felt when their mother served zucchini to them for dinner one night. “No way. Don’t like it. Yuck. Not gonna eat it.” Sound familiar? Fish? Broccoli? Beets? It’s always something. But recently my friend … Continue reading

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Forsythia and Strawberry Shortcake

January birthdays, growing up, were never fun, not for me or for my mother. (I just celebrated by pruning roses and verbena.) The occasional party was inevitably held inside or often cancelled because of snow. Or, kids couldn’t come because … Continue reading

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