REALLY EATING Starting to see life in the garden
I planted my garden about two weeks and a few of the seeds are starting to sprout. TM built me several new raised beds and I think I about tripled the size of my garden this year. I intentionally had... Posted on 5/25/13 at 1:26 PM
THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA Exciting new books
I had the pleasure of working the registration desk at Cass County Garden Day on Easter weekend. I met a couple of new people and enjoyed chatting with them about gardening (and cooking and canning).
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REAL OILFIELD WIVES The Skinny on Bountiful Baskets
Oilfield life often comes with living in small towns with inflated prices on groceries. Selections are scarce, prices are high, lines are long, and trying to find good-for-you foods is just plain inc... Posted on 4/3/13 at 9:37 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT What is that secret ingredient?
During one of my recent trips to St. Louis to visit my sister Lori, her husband, Bob, mentioned that he absolutely loves meatloaf -- meatloaf for dinner one night and meatloaf sandwiches for lunch t... Posted on 9/18/12 at 12:15 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Politics of Pinching Peaches
Generally, the produce department of a grocery store is a quiet place.
Pinching peaches, while it is a dreadful practice, doesn't result in sounds from the peaches. I imagine, however, that the peopl... Posted on 8/2/12 at 2:32 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.
Growers and gardeners are being advised that fruit and vegetables that come into contact with flood waters should not be eaten. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says flood water can contain numerous contaminants, so growers and gardeners in flood-impacted areas are urged to carefully assess the status of their fruits and vegetables.
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