Author Archives: taidinnan

July in the Garden and Kitchen

Vermonters are basking in a string of sunny summery days after many many (many) days of rain.  The change in weather means I can finally deal with the grass and weeds that have been happily growing in our lawn and … Continue reading

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Trellising and Suckers (aka Keeping Tomato Plants Under Control)

By the end of June, most gardens are fully planted and have had several weeks to settle in and start to grow.  If your rows were fully weeded when you planted, you’ve probably had a few weeks of vacation from … Continue reading

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Our House Named “Greenest Building!”

More good news from the home front: our house won 2016’s “Vermont’s Greenest Residential Building” award from Vermont Green Building Network!  Two years after moving in, we still feel incredibly lucky to call it our home. Since I’m on the … Continue reading

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Ahhhh, The Garden is Planted

Every spring as the ground thaws, my list of things to do in the garden grows longer and faster than my weeds.  I can generally be found wondering: why does it keep on raining, making garden tasks impossible?  How are … Continue reading

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Snack Attack

If you’re anything like me, you try to cook from scratch and eat whole foods.  When you do end up buying packaged food from the store, you check out the ingredients list and try to find something that’s pretty simple … Continue reading

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Let the Foraging & Gardening Begin!

Our landscape is greening more and more every day.  Buds swell and flower, new birds arrive daily, and early greens are emerging. The first cold hardy seeds and seedlings are planted in our garden.  Whenever it is dry enough, I try … Continue reading

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April in Vermont

April arrived in true Vermont style: with a blizzard.  Luckily, we live in a state where friends and neighbors revel in the snow.  We all enjoyed one more dose of sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowball fights followed by a cozy … Continue reading

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