Why Is Chicken Soup So Good for Us?

We all know that chicken soup is good for what ails us. Partly it’s because it makes us remember our childhood, when Mom brought in a tray with a cup…

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Mark Your Calendar

For the next dozen weeks (through early May), I’m going to be offering free workshops on growing a vegetable garden in containers. It’s a great solution for people who don’t…

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A New Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Surprise your sweetie with an elegant Valentine’s Day tea. Here are some ideas for traditional teatime goodies with a Valentine twist. You can make everything ahead (but you’ll probably want…

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Gardening in February? Really?

Here in Oregon, it’s chilly and rainy (no surprise), with more of the same on the way. Other parts of the country are digging out of snow or worried about flooding. In the face of all that, does it seem strange to think about planting seeds or baby plants? Not for us gardeners. It’s one of the things that keep us sane!

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