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GMO Apples Ready for Market

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has received U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) approvals to begin marketing their Artic ® brands of non-browning apples. Expect non-browning apple slices … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

There comes a time when tolerance just isn’t acceptable. I can look the other way when the table of kids next to us breaks out their selfie sticks. I can slam on my brakes when the Smartphone Heads Down college … Continue reading

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Gardener vs. Wildlife

It was a tough garden season this year, a lack of rain coupled with an explosion in the number of local woodchuck, deer and other garden pests wrecked havoc on many in the area. Fortunately, I  installed drip irrigation a … Continue reading

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Sand Hill Cranes

We recently attended a birthday party for an old friend, even older than my brother, in Madison Wisconsin. This is a nice time of year to visit south central Wisconsin.  Abnormally, the weather wasn’t too hot or humid but they were deluged with rain this … Continue reading

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Greatest Value for Price in Paris

Le Florimond reigns as the best value for price in Paris, hands down. They don’t take online reservations, they aren’t on Open Table or The Fork, you have to call 45.55.40.38 for a reservation. The good news is that Laurent … Continue reading

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Will to Survive

Frequently I see heavily damaged plants in the garden that should be quickly put out of their misery. Yet, optimism reigns or perhaps I am too lazy to bend over and apply the final indignity to a simple vegetable that … Continue reading

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Garden Salad

Picking the daily quotient of salad greens for lunch I came across a Nursery Web Spider in the spinach. They are an ambush style hunter waiting to strike insects as large are bees or even bumblebees.  

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Bonus Tomatoes

I buy tomato sets at the greenhouse, they do a better job at seeding and nurturing until it is time to plant. However, there is often more than one plant per container; historically I would separate the plants and plant both … Continue reading

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Want to Start a Restaurant? Want to Up Your Game?

Bulli is here for you. In Adrian Bulli’s own words: “We already have lots of information. What we really need is knowledge” “The better you think, the better you create” “There are millions of new things, but only a few … Continue reading

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Where was Senator Ayotte?

Reading an article on Food52 about milk I came across this alarming comment regarding the vagaries of State based regulations: “States make their own laws when it comes to the regulation of raw milk sales, with seven states outlawing its sale … Continue reading

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