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Unearthed potatoes - Food Gypsy

Potato Gold Under a Harvest Moon

October 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

The chef in my life looked curiously at the package that arrived this spring “your Mother sent you potatos for your birthday?!” “Yup, it’s the year of the spud!” I declared. This season the Gypsy Garden was largely...

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Tomatoes, fresh from the Gypsy Garden - Food Gypsy

A Grateful Harvest After Drought

August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

First a spring heat wave forced blossoms early then there was a killer frost. The fruit and decorative trees took most of the damage, but it was a rocky start for most gardeners. ...

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Whether you're growing them yourself or bringing them home from the farmer's market, often times we drag in more than we bargain for in our garden goods. Try a low solution vinegar wash for...

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Instant pots for plants - Food Gypsy

Got Dirt? Tips from the Gypsy Garden

July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Among the brilliant ideas gleaned from years of gardening beside my Mother, the Master Gardener. When faced with a shortage of pots for your plants, just grab a bag of dirt (or potting soil)...

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Cardborad Gardening – Off We Grow

May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

While we've been making a move to co-habitate, the garden has been taking off in varying shades of green, but first we had to take rocky terrain and turn it into arable land capable of...

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Sprouts are up!

May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

My little eco-sprouts are growing like proverbial weeds. Pumpkins, sunflowers and geraniums are up and leaning into the light on the sills of my kitchen....

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Eco-seedlings in the Gypsy Kitchen

April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dirt eggs, earthy, with a side of grit. No, we're not eating them, but we'll be enjoying lovely stuffed squash blossoms by June, and prefect little gourdes come harvest time. This is one of...

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Spring Rhubarb - Food Gypsy

Back to the Dirt – The Gypsy Garden

April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Time to get back to the dirt, to tend those things sprouting and eager for sun, the tiny seeds we sowed last year, the corner we cleared in a bargain with Mother Nature. I...

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Occupy the Garden

October 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

Critics can say what they like about the rise in status of the food industry in our society, to my mind it has given voice to some of the most dangerous people on the planet;...

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Sprouting in the Kitchen

April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sprouting chickpeas? Really?! In the Gypsy Kitchen? Oh yeah, we're spouting chickpeas, because it's fun. Nothing I like more than growing things then eating them. When we talk about food...

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Le Cordon Bleu Week V – Le Petit Canard

November 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

There are few things more intoxicating than the smell of butter. Melting, sizzling, baking, butter has been my great love for many years, along with its companion… cream they simply make life worth living. That...

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