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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Today’s Yard work Project - Planting Citrus Trees in Really Big Pots

I’ve had this crazy idea in my head for a while, that it would be really cool to have my very own fruit trees in my yard. Our backyard is not all that big and not much was done with it when we moved in; as in it’s mostly weeds. Perusing the gardening aisle at Home Depot I found these darling dwarf citrus trees.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Pasta Salad

For me dinner is often a combination of two challenges: 1. what in my fridge is perishable and in danger of not getting used? 2. How can I prepare a healthy dinner containing ingredients that won’t require an extra trip to the store?
This served quite well on achieved the objectives. The perishables involved were heirloom tomatoes from

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel Book Review:

While I found this in the historical fiction section, it felt more like a biography. My guess it that this is because the primary reference documents were letters, parts of which are printed directly into the text and so

Monday, September 13, 2010

World War Z by Max Brooks Book Review

When I first read the back of the book cover, I thought this would be a really scary book to read, you know, the kind that gives you nightmares?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Plum Cobbler

After a surprise CSA box showed up at our house (I had suspended delivery for a few months and forgotten it was going to show up), I suddenly had a lot of produce to work through including 2 pounds of small mystery plums. And so I searched the internet for ideas on what to do with these and found a recipe for plum cobbler on Simply Recipes: