Tag Archives: Vegetables

       Do you want hip?     Do you seek cool?     Do you dig flowers (and do they dig you back)? If you ‘do’ then check out Urban Roots  (I just LOVE the name!) and fertilize with fun! Not just a great plant selection-an eclectic accessory shop. Great Display Wonderful eye for color-not […]

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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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     Last night it was just too damn hot to cook anything interesting- too hot to even chew. Really.     What to do?     We fell back on an all-american favorite- the hamburger- grilled to perfection, covered in melted blue, tucked between a garlic-buttered grilled onion bun.      Accompanied by a dozen chilled deviled […]

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     Yesterday I opined about the pathetic condition of the itty-bitty courtyard garden (think; too much heat, too much rain, too many invaders, too black black spot) but in fact, there are a few stalwarts hanging on- the last three tomatoes, the carrots, the eggplant, and the basil.      I am picking the red […]

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     Least you think all is forever perfect at A Pleasant House: behold the summer garden- overgrown, or brown, or thin, or just petering-out in general.      Mold is growing before our very eyes (no matter that we Jomax), hornworms are using our tomato’s as condo’s, the roses have stopped budding, the echinacea is […]

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