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Reliable Banana Bread
If you’re like me, you’ve struggled to achieve a golden-brown banana bread crust without leaving the center of the loaf underbaked.  If so, this recipe is for you!  After...
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Saving Sunflower Seeds
Last garden season, I purchased a packet of giant sunflower seeds and planted a row at the back of my vegetable garden.  They attracted a fair number of bees and provided a lovely backdrop...
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Weekly Planner
Weekly Planner Template
This week’s post is a short one, but valuable if you are interested in a printable weekly planner.  Typically, at work, I store all my resources in an electronic format; but,...
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Are You Undermining Your Healthy Salad with Low-Quality Dressing?
We all know that the leafy greens in salads are packed with nutrients.  They don’t contain cholesterol and are naturally low in calories and sodium.  This makes salads an excellent...
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Whisk Whimsy: Nesting Materials for Backyard Birds
Spring is in the air and backyard birds are busy gathering nesting materials.  This week, we’ll craft a bit of sweet outdoor whimsy that will offer up a variety of safe building...
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Tomato Seedling in Solo Cup
Solo Cup Tomato Seedlings Part Three: Growth & Nurturing
By now, your indoor tomato seeds have emerged successfully from the soil and will spend the next several weeks growing into robust seedlings to plant in this year’s garden.  Now our...
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