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My D’anjou Pear Tree

It’s harvest time for my pear tree! I finally figured out what kind of pear it is – D’anjou. It’s a hard pear that is picked in September before they’re ripe, but still “mature” or when the pear is tilted … Continue reading

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Eating with the Seasons

Finding Local Food in San Francisco My book club just finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, one of my favorite authors. The book is about her family’s journey into local foods – either grown by them or grown in … Continue reading

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So, what is permaculture anyway?

I took an urban gardening class today through the Solar Living Institute based on permaculture concepts. It was very interesting and inspiring. After a day of information intake, I’m usually overwhelmed, but today I’m not. I’m excited about all that … Continue reading

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Canning with April – part 2

April and I did our summer canning last Sunday. In total, we put up:-Applesauce – 4 quarts and 8 pints-Tomatoes – 3 quarts-Strawberry Jam – 5 pints (we ran out of half-pints) and two half-pints-Blackberry Jam – 8 half-pints-Peach marmalade … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner

Every time I experience a period during which I can’t cook, such as before, during and after a vacation, or during the few weeks before the annual meeting, immediately following said period, I do an immense bit of cooking. We … Continue reading

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