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Pesto, the Joy of Summer

Basil is one of the staples of our garden.  Each spring, I plant as much as my wife will let me get away with. To me, pesto embodies the aromas of summer and the simple pleasures of eating.  This classic … Continue reading

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Early Summer Garden

This year is a transition year for our garden.  A  Rutgers soil analysis showed that our soil was on the alkaline side.  After years of dumping pounds and pounds of manure, compost and new topsoil each spring, we chose to … Continue reading

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My Father’s Rice and Beans

As a single parent raising three sons, my father didn’t have the time to soak dried beans overnight and then cook them for four hours on the stove.  He took some shortcuts, but I always liked rice and beans whenever … Continue reading

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Purple and orange

Following the miserable heat and humidity of the weekend, Monday was a perfect day to work in the garden.  [Relatively] cool breezes, and bright sun made it easy to spend time pulling up weeds.

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