October in My Garden

Lots of things are winding down, but three plants are still spectacular, and I wanted to share them with you. Beautyberry is the most perfectly named garden plant I can…

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Gorgeous Galettes

Here it is – the easiest, most delicious, most flexible, most impressive, snazziest dessert ever. And did I say easy? You don’t need any special equipment, just your faithful cookie…

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A Green Tomato Year

Here it is, mid-September in Oregon, and I have a dandy crop of green tomatoes. At this point, they’re not likely to ripen much more. What to do? Well, I…

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The Ad-Libbers Guide to Soup

Soup has many admirable qualities – it’s nutritious, inexpensive, unpretentious, comforting, and very flexible. That last one – flexibility — is what I want to talk about today.  Some of…

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