Monthly Archives: November 2012

Remembrance of Thanksgivings Past

Though my parents were immigrants to the U.S., we embraced the Thanksgiving Holiday, complete with all the traditional Thanksgiving foods: cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and, of course, turkey, stuffing, and gravy. A day or so before Thanksgiving, the turkey, if frozen, came out of the freezer and went to soak in some cold water in … Continue reading »

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Perennial Leads to Soup, Thoughts of the Grandmother Who Once Made It

This post first appeared on on November 17, 2012 In previous posts, I introduced two plants in the international collection of green leafy perennials growing in my garden: Russian Kale and Italian Cardoon. Today, I want to talk about a third plant, French Sorrel. When I was growing up, we didn’t have much of … Continue reading »

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It’s Green! It’s Leafy! It Comes Back Every Year! It’s Super Food!

This post first appeared on on November 3, 2012 As much as I love planting seeds every year, I love plants that come back every year on their own. In my garden, these plants include cherries, raspberries, pears (though I only get fruit every two years), strawberries, rhubarb, asparagus and the super food – … Continue reading »

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