Category Archives: Garden

Spring mindfulness

This past weekend marked my first weekend-long mindfulness retreat!  My mom and I spent Friday evening, all day Saturday, and most of Sunday at a non-residential retreat hosted by Mid America Dharma. I went into it thinking that the weekend’s … Continue reading

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Garlic taste test

Guest post by Matthew; a follow-up to this post about growing garlic in the Midwest. This was my second try at taste testing garlic, and I broke this year’s tests into two parts because I had 19 samples to try/compare.  … Continue reading

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Creamy celeriac soup

Nothing says fall is here like beautiful (or slightly funky, in the case of celeriac) root vegetables and chilly weather that invites turning on the oven to roast said veggies. This recipe started with a desire to make a creamy … Continue reading

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Growing big, beautiful onions

I must say that, as the end-user, the larger onions Matthew grew this year are fabulous.  It’s a lot easier peeling one big[ger] onion than lots of tiny ones — this chef is very happy!  Now on to the guest … Continue reading

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Optimizing garlic growing in the Midwest

Guest post by Matthew, in which he geeks out on growing garlic in St. Louis, complete with a crazy-detailed spreadsheet 🙂 One of the challenges of gardening is that things that work well in one place, with one soil and … Continue reading

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