A Brief Interlude

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by Ann on August 18, 2014

Am sending this quick note to let you know my blog software appears to be out of commission. There will be a brief interlude while I tinker with the installation and get things back in working order.

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I Rant About SuperFoods and Other Bogus Supplements

July 20, 2014
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During my study over the years of herbs and their uses I have come across many fads, myths and downright lies about how they should be used to improve foods and promote health. All this came to mind recently when my darling husband purchased a container of “organic superfood” made from a “blend of green […]

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A Yummy Granola Recipe

July 8, 2014
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I have been on the lookout recently for a good granola recipe. I find that granola is a healthy and satisfying snack for me but it’s relatively expensive in the store. Finally I found one that, with a few minor tweaks, suits my taste and just might suit yours too so I’m sharing it here. […]

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Coffee For Roses – A Book for Every Gardener

June 16, 2014
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I love this book. Okay, in the spirit of full disclosure it is written by a dear gardening friend and I’m quoted in the book but I still LOVE this book. And you will too. I promise. The author C. L. Fornari is a garden radio host and self-confessed out of control plant lady. In […]

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A Book For All Texas Gardeners

June 4, 2014
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Normally I stick with herb-specific topics, but this time I want to alert my fellow Texas gardeners to a newly-revised edition of a must-have gardening book for the Lone Star State. I am referring to Neil Sperry’s Lone Star Gardening. This comprehensive hardback reference is a distillation of Neil Sperry’s decades of experience with Texas gardeners and […]

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Insect Heroes of the Garden

May 21, 2014
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There’s a war going on outside your home. You might not hear the whine of mortar fire or the rumble of tanks but there are bad bugs all set to feast on your precious plants. Fortunately, there are also good bugs that are just as determined to hunt down and gobble up those aphids, thrips, […]

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What About Companion Planting?

April 25, 2014
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Author’s Note: Recently I’ve been noticing increased interest in companion planting. This has resulted in yet another re-publishing of half truths about the technique, something that just gets under my skin. So I’ve updated and republished here an article I did a few years ago on the subject. This is a bit long for one […]

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