Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)

20180529_213503There is a reason most supermarket strawberries don’t taste all that great.  They aren’t ripe when they are picked.  Fix that problem by growing your own!

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Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

When I watched “The Wizard of Oz” as a kid, I never understood why the poppies in the field Dorothy walked through were all red.  Duh, everyone knows that poppies are orange!!  Right?  Wait…

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Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)

I’m a big fan of having a colorful array of flowers in my yard blooming throughout the year.  But without splashes of white to offset all that color, it just tends to run together.  With satiny white petals, and bright and cheery yellow centers, the Shasta Daisy fills that roll of color balance very nicely!

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Extra Cabbage-y Cabbage Rolls

20180514_1612srewrdfgI managed to actually have some success this year growing cabbages.  I pretty much grew them to make stuffed cabbage leaves.  Could I buy them at the store?  Of course, but where’s the fun in that?!

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Cabbage-Beef Soup

20180514_14494erdfI made this soup on a whim to use up scraps from another recipe.  I uttered the words “oh my God!” when I tried it.  I may have thrown in another term, too, but I’m keeping this site “G” rated.

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Cherry-Amaretto Chocolate Mini Cakes

20180505_212229tghI will admit that I am a bit of a cake snob.  And judging by how much cake is often left over after any get-together I can see that I am not alone.

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