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Archive for July 2014

top 10 perennials that beat the heat!

top 10 perennials that beat the heat

Happy Monday all! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! This month’s gardening feature is appearing over at VRAI Magazine: If you live anywhere in the Northeast you know that we run the gamut weatherwise – from brutally cold, harsh winters, to blisteringly hot and humid summers. Gardening can be a challenge – particularly finding…

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pop! goes my summer: watermelon-honeydew popsicles

watermelon honeydew popsicles

My popsicle mold has been getting quite the workout lately. I bought this one last year and I absolutely love it. So much so that I’ve been inspired to do a weekly “popsicle series” – all summer!¬†Every Wednesday till Labor Day I’ll be sharing a new recipe – and I’m kind of super-excited about it!…

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favor-“ette”: vermont maple sriracha (chicken)!

sriracha chicken

I’ll admit: I was late to the sriracha game. Like, last-week-late. Up till now I’ve completely ignore this “do it all” condiment. Why? I have no idea. It’s trendy (I like trendy). It’s spicy (my big guys love spicy). And there seemed to be nothing you COULDN’T cook or bake with it (Pizza! Tacos! Chex…

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