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For a winter gardening project with a gourmet touch, try growing microgreens

For a winter gardening project with a gourmet touch, try growing microgreens

Microgreens have been popping up as garnishes at high-end restaurants, but they’re more than just a gourmet trick of the trade.
Braised chicken with fennel and saffron recalls flavors of Provence

Braised chicken with fennel and saffron recalls flavors of Provence

Other than a glass of rosé and blooming fields of lavender, nothing calls to mind Provence more than bouillabaisse.
Which vegetables to plant come spring? Depends on your taste - and your grocery bill

Which vegetables to plant come spring? Depends on your taste - and your grocery bill

“What should I plant?” is a question new vegetable gardeners tend to ask me over winter, when planning their first gardens. In the past, I’ve always advised them to plant what they like.
Reclaiming our kids from the screens

Reclaiming our kids from the screens

Every parent needs to decide what is too much, based on the age of their kids and what behaviour they notice in their children. 
PARTIAL RECALL: Week of January 26, 2024

PARTIAL RECALL: Week of January 26, 2024

Free Will Astrology for the week of January 26

Free Will Astrology for the week of January 26

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Hilde worth a try for salad lovers

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Hilde worth a try for salad lovers

Hilde is a cool season lettuce best grown for spring and autumn harvesting, which means early sowing for spring harvesting and a midsummer to late summer sowing for fall and early winter harvesting.
Screen time unkind for the developing mind

Screen time unkind for the developing mind

Before we deal with our children’s screen addictions, we first have to take a good honest look at our own screen dependency. 
PARTIAL RECALL: Week of January 19, 2024

PARTIAL RECALL: Week of January 19, 2024

Free Will Astrology for the week of Jan. 19

Free Will Astrology for the week of  Jan. 19

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries chemist Percy Julian (1899–1975) was a trailblazer in creating medicine from plants. He patented more than 130 drugs and laid the foundation for the production of cortisone and birth control pills.