Monthly Archive: May 2017

Homemade Vegetable Stock Easy to Make

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  HOMEMADE VEGGIE STOCK Adapted from All Recipes site. Grapeseed or olive oil 1 very large yellow onion – add peel to stock for color and nutrients 2 stalks celery, including some leaves OR 3 stems lovage with leaves or cutting celery (see photos below) 2 large carrots, unpeeled 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and …

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Tips and Tricks to Make Gardening Easy On Your Joints

                 Prevention & Wellness Events Ron Wilson and I will be doing our annual presentation for the Christ Hospital Wellness event. Here’s the details – and I sure hope you can join us this Saturdaya May 20 at Natorp’s at 1:00 PM.  No kidding, everyone who attended last …

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Sad News

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My sweet sis, Judy, passed away this week, so I won’t be posting for a few days as we gather family and friends together for a celebratory mass.  She was my idol when we were kids and just a year older than me. Thoughts and prayers are much appreciated. Blessings, Rita  

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My Mary Garden in Spring

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  In the south corner of my herb garden sits a statue of Mary. She is surrounded by significant herbs and flowers. Here’s a photo taken today. More on the flowers later!

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Reader Favorite: Always Ready Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Always ready bran muffins

For Betsy, who lost her recipe for this.  “Several years ago you published a bran muffin recipe in the Northern Hills Journal.  The batter can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.  I have used this recipe many times using various fresh or dried fruits, nuts, added flax meal and different grains as add …

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Special Class at Turner Farms with Rita and Ron

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Only a few spots left! This is a one of a kind class and I hope you can come. Here’s the deal:   The Yardboy and the Cook present: The Alchemy of Herbs and Edible Flowers, Plus Tips for Carefree Landscape and Gardening Monday, May 8th: 6:30-8pm Join renowned herb expert Rita Heikenfeld and Ron Wilson …

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