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  A gardener knows all about anticipation ... the year's first daffodil, the threat of frost and the promise of rain, the cautious back-and-forth flight of birds building a nest and foraging for worms in the garden, the rebirth of perennials, and the delightfully sweet smell of lemon blossoms foreshadowing this summer's tall cool glasses of [...]

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Things are hopping in the garden this month ... most of what was blooming in mid-February is still going strong, and many other plants have come into bloom. At the end of February, Ray and I took a 10 day trip to Vancouver, B.C., and our weather at home was crazy while we were away ... [...]

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In the third week of January, tomato seedlings arrived at our local Lowe's. Less than a month into what passes for winter in Bakersfield, our days were cool, dry, and sunny. I couldn't resist bringing a few plants home to get an extra-early jump on tomato season.  I limited my selection to seven smallish plants -- [...]

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  Welcome to 2015!  I've been crazy busy in the garden and the kitchen, and can't wait to catch you up on all that's new.  Here are 5 things that made the past week special ... #1 - The seeds have arrived! In chilly January, few things warm my heart as much as the arrival [...]

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This week has been all about the kitchen. With the cooler weather (highs in the 70's this week, absolutely lovely!), shorter days, and early sunsets, I've been in the mood for hearty fall foods, and have been devoting extra time to expanding my gluten-free baking skills. Here's some of what I've been up to: #1 [...]

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