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Help for My Gardener’s Hands!...

  I’ve always got my hands in the dirt. Worms are my friends. I season my soil with chicken poop. With all that happening, more likely than...
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Photo of the Day: Why Eggplant is My Favorite Vegetable This...

Just look at how gorgeous it is… I took that photo right before I ate it! Eggplant is a great meat substitute for your vegetarians, and the bulk...
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Quick! Help Me Create Some Meals with the Massive Harvest!...

Whew. Got back from the Tenth Annual BlogHer conference in San Jose feeling a bit nervous. I mean, I called everyday to say hello to the hubby and kid...
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Nutritious, Delicious, and Filling: How to Make Your Own Sun...

I’ve had mixed success with tomatoes this season. My heirloom tomatoes I grew from seed have produced “meh,”  (good but not prolifi...
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Feeling Lonely? Isolated? Use Social Media to Create Your &#...

I recently got a note from a black woman married interracially, and it got me to thinking about how sometimes, interracial relationships can cause cha...
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Watermelon in a Pot? Yaaaaaeeessss…....

Nothing says summer like a ripe, juicy watermelon. That’s why I’d decided to grow some despite my extremely limited garden space. Watermel...
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More Black Women Taking Up the Fight to Tackle Obesity...

It’s no secret that some black women have a complicated relationship with food. For some of us, food means love, comfort, safety. When you’...
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In Season in the “Beauty Garden”…Eggplant...

Hot summer months means eggplants…and lots of them. You’re probably noticing that these are on sale at your local market, so nows your cha...
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Low Carb, Hight Nutrition: Roasted Carrot and Leek Soup with...

My beauty garden is going strong and the carrots and leeks I’ve been growing are ready to harvest. I’ve been trying to think of creative r...
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How Growing What I Eat is Getting Me the Body I Want...

I’ve noticed that as my garden grows and changes, my body shrinks. I’m spending a lot of time taking care of what I’m growing and ea...
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Paleo-riffic Sweet Potato Noodles with Crispy Sage...

  I’m growing two types of organic sage leaves in my garden along my fence in order to save room for bigger plants. I’ve been using i...
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One of the Easiest (and Healthiest) Vegetables to Grow in a ...

I realize that not everyone is like me when it comes to gardening. While I’m out in the patio with my coffee first thing in the morning to polli...
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Cramped for Space, But Got a Fence? Consider ‘Pocket&#...

Urban gardening is coming into it’s own, and more and more innovative concepts are being developed so that more people can grow their own food n...
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I’m Loving Swiss Chard for Organic Gardening, and So S...

  Almost mid April and there’s little chance of frost anywhere, so there’s no excuse for not getting outside and starting your spring...
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