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Fall and Winter Gardening in the South

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I have a confession to make. It’s been quite some time since my garden thrilled me. Spring and summer can be unkind to the garden (and the gardener) in the deep south. Honestly, it’s so hot and humid in August and September that I hide in the cottage with a good book or experiment
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Anchovy Butter Sauce (Trust Me!)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I know, I know…you hate Brussels sprouts. If you feel that way, I empathize with you, because many of us were introduced to Brussels sprouts that were boiled into a gray, unappealing mush that was completely unappetizing and rather disgusting. However, these beautiful little members of the cabbage family are truly delicious when prepared
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Easy Bourbon Chicken

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When family and friends gather together on our little farm, we all love to get in the kitchen and cook.  This simple recipe only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, and it is delicious enough to serve company for a casual get together. Bourbon chicken is kind of a
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What Really Worked -- My Favorite New Plant This Year

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This has been a really challenging gardening season. Are y’all with me? Daily deluges of rain and very little sunshine melted my garden and kept me in the cottage. Weeds are of epic proportions, and a host of gigantic chomping insects now call Cowlick Cottage Farm home. I am far from the only gardener
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Homemade Chicken Soup for the Body and Soul

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I have a confession to make. I used to make the absolute worst soup in the world. Just ask my four brothers, who were forced to tolerate my early forays into the art of soup making. My brothers are quite blatantly honest, and their usual comments regarding my early soups were
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Feel Good Tea: A Delicious and Natural Remedy

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Contrary to popular belief, I do consume beverages other than coffee and red wine. Variety is the spice of life, right? Ever since I discovered the charms of Feel Good Tea, I make it a point to keep some on hand, both at home and at the office. Feel Good Tea is a deceptively
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Fennel and Onion Marmalade, Baby!

Fennel and Onion Jam

Fennel and onion marmalade is a luscious condiment that will raise your next pork roast to another level. This is not a breakfast marmalade destined for toast, but a sexy, savory marmalade meant to accompany grilled salmon, or to slather on a rustic sandwich of roasted red peppers, salumi, provolone and arugula. It is also
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Three Secrets to Perfect Pesto

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If you are a gardener and a cook, pesto is one of those things that you should know how to make. The combination of sweet basil, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil is classic. Like many great recipes, this one is basic and only takes a few minutes. And yet, it’s
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Easy Bourbon Chicken
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What Really Worked -- My Favorite New Plant This Year
Fall and Winter Gardening in the South
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Anchovy Butter Sauce (Trust Me!)
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Homemade Chicken Soup for the Body and Soul

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