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Local Food Chitchat -from the Chesapeake and around the country.
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Poinsettias and I Go Way Back

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More Opinions on the Leaf-Composting Issue

By Rita Calvert, the Local Cook From Greg Strella, head farmer at Great Kids Farm at the Bragg Nature Center, Catonsville, MD. Mulching with chopped leaves is …
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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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Subscribe to Maryland's Home and Garden Newsletter

Great news from Maryland's Cooperative Extension Service - which just happens to be routinely cited one of the best in the country.   It's their bi-monthly …
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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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This Weekend: Poinsettia Fields Open for Your Inspection

The Event Okay, they're not fields, but 30,000 of them spread out over acres of greenhouses.   And this weekend you can get an inside view of how they're grown …
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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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Maryland Tree Program Means $25 Off Your Purchase

  Maryland residents, lucky you!  You're eligible for a $25 off coupon toward the purchase of any eligible tree priced at $50 or more.  The state is hoping to …
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For Garden Blogger Bloom Day: Roses, Berries and a Bit of Fall Foliage

Bloom Day On the 15th of every month, over 150 garden bloggers from around the world take part in a fun event - posting photos of what's blooming in their …
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