Posts in the Category: Reflections

Our summer squash harvest is abundant this year. Lest you think zucchini is never not abundant, I assure you that last year we had trouble getting the plants started and they petered out early. But come to think of it, I put enough grated squash in the freezer last summer that, despite frequent winter baking,   

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Rhubarb is such a traditional fruit. Its history goes back over 2700 years to China where the roots were used as a medicinal. Westerners have cultivated rhubarb for culinary purposes since the seventeenth or eighteenth century. Only the fleshy stalks are edible; the leaves are toxic, proven by the late folks who boiled and ate   

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During one of our early spring exhibits, a visitor told me how much he loved Swiss chard. So I bought a package of mixed-color chard seed and planted a row along with the other early spring crops. We had grown Swiss chard only once before, decades ago, after friends told us how much they loved   

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Since ancient times the butterfly has been a symbol of new life, resurrection, and immortality. I’ve heard that early Egyptians saw a similarity between the butterfly’s cocoon and burial wrappings for mummies and that ancient Greeks put butterflies in tombs. Christians adopted the butterfly as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection. A caterpillar disappears into its   

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The first post about our adventures in Malaysia ended while Jay and I were in George Town. On the morning of our sixth day in the country, a ferry carried us from Pualau Penang (Penang Island), across the Strait of Malacca, back to the mainland to begin the longest drive of our seven-day Peninsular Malaysia   

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