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As we garden where it’s high and oh so dry…where the deer and the buffalo roam.

For my pal Cindy, in smokin' hot Katy, Texas: girl, you need this to cool yourself down! I am not even gonna lie about it, this recipe is straight from page 69 of Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life. Thank...

Thanks to my bad-boy-photographer-extraordinaire-culinary-enthusiast-ascended-Zen-master-pal, David Perry, I have been looking at fruit this season with a new vision: homemade liqueurs. You all know my penchant for the sunset colored rhubarbtini. And David brought me a bottle of his famous plum brandy. Our dear family...

I know, I know! How boring is that post title? It is SO NOT me. When I went to Amazon.com in search of the best vegetable garden cookbooks, I could pull up more than 200 and sometimes 600 matches. There's a new one for sale about...

While Indy of May Dreams Gardens is regaling us with photos of abundance from her garden, and Dee from Red Dirt Ramblings is lamenting the heat and lack of produce from her garden, I am going to focus on the big highlight of my week:...

Time now to WHACK IT BACK. WHACK IT GOOD! Its good for the plant and good for what ails ya. Gives you something to do when that nasty ennui has engulfed your otherwise chipper gardening spirit. And I am all about feeling good. Try to...

Having whined my way back from vacay, time now to step up to the dinner plate and get my act back together. How can I possibly call myself a gardener and still sit here whining about the ripe Sun Gold tomatoes and the sweet, tasty...

Dear Dee and Carol, [caption id="attachment_8645" align="aligncenter" width="215" caption="Oregon Coast, 2009"][/caption]This is a good picture, a HAPPY picture, not to be confused with the dismal picture that is the garden at Ranch du Bois, week 21. I essentially left my garden to fend for itself for the...

Not to be left out of the big doin's, here's my little upload for Bloom Day, July 2009-a small selection of what is blooming in the garden at Ranch du Bois. It is blazing hot and hard to photograph all the lovelies right now. Heck,...