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Celery – Stems, Stalks or Sticks?

Celery is a vegetable and plant that is prominent in American cooking, and infuses both cooked and raw dishes with its very special flavor.  When I arrived in America I couldn’t believe how much celery was added to tuna salads, ...
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Stock Photo’s ID Error Leads to Wrong Mutants Singing the ...

An article published Jan 6, 2014 in The New York Times (‘Mutant Petunias Sing the Blues’) about some exciting new research on the evolution of blue color of some garden petunias was illustrated with this nice photo: This is not ...
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Making my peace with poinsettias

As you can  imagine, many of my most passionate rants are years in the past, back when we started. You can only inveigh against lawn culture, shake your fist against Big Chem, or rage about cheap resin statuary so many ...
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Take the Sting Out with Nutritious Nettles

A rich seam of stinging nettles in Salvisa, Kentucky. My daughter, Molly, decided to harvest nettles on our farm in Salvisa last year. I wondered, Why? I must have been lost in the woods. Suddenly, more herbalists are singing the ...