Tag Archives: Fruit

     I have a mutual arrangement with my itty-bitty courtyard garden- I choose certain species of fruits and vegetables, give them a good home, nurture them to maturity, enjoy their product, and, if they’ve behaved like good children, remember a part of them to share with the next generation (I save their seeds).    […]

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     Just as my family and friends up North are putting their gardens ‘to bed’ for the year, mine are recharging and waking up (gardens, not friends). Autumn and Winter are growing seasons in New Orleans. Praise Be the Lord!     So out with old, and in with the new: new knowledge, new hopes, […]

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     How important is the Bee?     Well, four out of five vegetable, fruit, grain, and nut species are pollinated by the bee- so without them we are, simply… dead.     ‘Nuff said, except… aren’t they beautiful. Photo taken gathering pollen (the bee not me) from a Tuberose flower.Note the pollen collection on left […]

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        Sometimes old habits are hard to break.     Even though on a recent trip to Chicago, I didn’t have a kitchen to cook in (or the time to cook) I couldn’t resist a Saturday morning visit to the Green City Market.      Staged in Lincoln Park, it has over 55 local producers […]

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