Monthly Archives: February 2011

Shrimp and Pancetta over Squid Ink Pasta

Back story So a few weeks back, I found a package of black spaghetti (infused with squid ink) at Target under their “Archer Farms” brand.  Two thoughts went through my head: “I haven’t had squid ink pasta in years!” and … Continue reading

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Ghetto gardening, an update

This was my garden last weekend: See how this photo makes it look as if my back yard is fairly flat? And, how it looks as though it goes waaay far back. Yeah, that’s a trick of perspective. The yard … Continue reading

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Muscari

Look! Some of the free bulbs we planted a few weeks ago have actually sprouted this week. According to my little map of bulb planting plans these sproutlets are the bulbs labelled “Muscari saffier.” So, if all goes well, we … Continue reading

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Back to your regularly scheduled program

Ok, ok, enough geeking out to charts and graphs. Back to pretty pictures of gardens and flowers. First up crocuses. We have honest to god flowers in our yard this week. They must have been planted by some previous inhabitant … Continue reading

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Geeking out in the garden

If charts and graphs don’t get your blood pumping, you might want to skip this post.  Gardening is about to get very geeky. So, I found this very locally specific vegetable planting guide put out by the Wyatt-Quarles Seed Company in … Continue reading

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Daffodils sprouting – an update

Daffodils sprouts in mid-February Signs of spring: we posted about these Daffodils a week ago, but to this Midwestern native who has never seen green plant life springing forth from the ground around the time of his birthday–when everything is … Continue reading

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Sad plant update

I know you’ve all been waiting with baited breath to hear about our new discount azalea.  Well, now you can breath easy because I think I have identified the source of the little plant’s woes.  After an exhaustive (read five minute) … Continue reading

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