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skirret in beds
Posted by Rochelle |

After a couple of seasons of being a lesser vegetable gardener than I once was, I have finally come to terms with what I need...

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White house kitchen Garden Michelle Obama - Show me a movement - www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and earlier this year, Michelle...

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Floral Salon Credit for Garden Collage Pop up shop by Andreana Bitsis
Posted by Rochelle |

Are you cooking anything this weekend? I am considering treating myself by using the first strawberries of the season in a special way. I got...

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glass gem corn illustration by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can't wait to make a transformation! As I am making...

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Tomato Salad with Crunchy Cornmeal Croutons recipe via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

In the Spring Issue of PITH + VIGOR (subscribers can download it here) we met Julia Sherman who gave us a tour of her remarkable back...

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The gatekeeper cocktail. Part of Season Spririts and Cocktails from www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

by Joy Flanagan I wanted the latest seasonal cocktail to feature a classic New England harvest - fall's little red gems, cranberries! The best juice,...

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This multi-colored cake's icing is made from red cabbage juice, turmeric, annatto, beet juice, and caramel color. Courtesy of colorMaker Inc. via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

We've made Easter eggs with onion skins, cabbage and turmeric and I've always found the warm muted earthy tones more appealing than the results achieved with your...

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The Tao of Terrior - learning about soil and how it creates beautiful and tasty regional nuances in our plants, vegetables, and flowers. by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

A mushroom is really just the fruit of a giant mycorrhizal (probably perennial) organism that lives underground. I learned that in a mushroom class I...

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Esopus Spitzenburg is an antique apple that many regard as the very best dessert apple. Thomas Jefferson grew it at Monticello, and it is purported to have been his favorite apple. by Rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

We (my dad, my son, and I) picked all our apples this weekend...taste-testing as we went. I grow 6 varieties (two singular trees + a...

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The stargazer cocktail - and how to infuse flowers into cocktails www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

by Joy Flanagan I'm no runner, but I can't help but get outside for a jog when the weather starts to warm up in the...

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the surfside cocktail by Joy Flanigan via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

by Joy Flanagan I'm always poking around blogs on cocktails and spirits and recently read an article about fastening spouts onto hollowed out melons to...

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lacinato kale by f.d. richards (cc by-SA 2.0) via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

by Dave Ledoux Most gardeners just buy their seeds willy-nilly at the big box stores. But you and I are different, aren’t we? I want to...

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strawberry cocktail recipe - Strawberry Spritz recipe by Joy Flanigan Image by Rochelle Greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I'd like to introduce you to Joy Flanagan.  She's the best bartender (and it's not just me saying that) at one of my favorite local...

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how to pick strawberries by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

When you have picked as many vats of strawberries as we have (this year is just unbelievable!) you find there are a few things that...

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Strawberry harvest by Rochelle Greayer www/ pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

This is a post for anyone who is drowning in red berry abundance. I'm going to throw you a life vest. It is white and...

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Cake flowers - Trends in using garden fresh flowers on cakes) by abby larson for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot's International Garden Festival) I noted a few daffodils in bloom along the...

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berberis koreana berries for yotam ottolenghi recipes
Posted by Rochelle |

If you are anything like me, food and home cooking featured strongly in your activities last weekend (it was a holiday weekend after all).  Lately, all...

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Spring Planting herbs (rosemay, sage) and spices (turmeric and ginger) in self watering containers www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Are you an early spring indoor seed starter? I am not. Not that I wouldn't like to be, but frankly I just don't have the...

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Posted by rodney eason |

From this title, "Traffic Stopping Kale," you may be imagining a major traffic incident in Los Angeles or Santa Barbara where a truck loaded with...

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Culticating Garden Style and Pith and Vigor launch cake www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

At this stage in my life, party recovery takes a long time.  It is a sad state of affairs, but this one was worth it....

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gilded strawberries via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Last week I held an early little holiday preview party with Lowes (who sponsors a monthly column on this website)  which I am excited to...

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