How to Keep Up With the White House Kitchen Garden

Obama Foodorama Blog Just over a year ago now, on election day 2008, food policy writer Eddie Gehman Kohan launched the blog Obama Foodorama - to focus on …
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Poinsettias and I Go Way Back

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Edible Centerpieces-Celebrate the Goodness of Your Food

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook with Jen Hurt as guest chef, artist and Edible Landscaper   As for Jen... Her true calling seems to be art, …
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After the Fact-Thanksgiving Transformations

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Good Bye, Dear Friend At this time of giving thanks, we need to have gratitude for all that Edible Chesapeake …
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What I'm Really Doing in My Garden in November

  Here's my monthly garden-coaching article about what a low-maintenance gardener (ME) really does, and still has a garden she's thrilled to look at.   So it …
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Dead Leaf Debate, Part 2 - Chopping and Composting

[Part 1 covered  whether to remove dead leaves in the garden.] If you've decided to do something positive with your dead leaves (as opposed to, say, sending …
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Turkey On the Barbie-That Heritage Holiday Bird Brined and Grilled

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook    
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Much Debate Over What to Do With Dead Leaves

It all started when an article called "Leaf it Be!" was distributed via email list to gardeners around Metro DC.   In it, the author comes to the rescue of …
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Spaghetti Squash

What Is It? True spaghetti squash is pale ivory to pale yellow in color, in the early 1990’s, an orange spaghetti squash, known as “Orangetti” was developed …
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Five Reasons to Buy Locally Grown Plants

Guest Post by Kathy Jentz, Publisher/Editor of Washington Gardener Magazine Local Plants We hear a lot these days about locally grown food to help the …
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What's the Difference Between Hay and Straw?

  It sort of goes like this.  A customer asks, “Do you sell bales of hay?”  My response is, “No, but we do sell bales of straw”, which is immediately followed …
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Persimmons, Fruit of the Gods

by Rita Calvert, The Local Cook Word through the grapevine has it that Homestead Gardens owner Don Riddle just adores persimmons. I decided to explore more to …
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