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My Blooming Garden (Part 1)–Thinning Seedlings & Making Space

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After three years my blackberry bush is producing fruit.

The Garden Teaches us Life Lessons

The garden teaches us many things about life.  It teaches us about patience.  It takes time for a blackberry bush to grow, to flower and to produce fruit.  My blackberry bush is three years old and I think this year I may harvest 20-30 blackberries.  Last year we picked 4.  Another lesson the garden teaches us is discernment.  We must learn to distinguish between plants that will produce food, and plants that will not–of course I am referring to weeds!  If we allow the weeds to grow, they will choke out the young tomato and pepper plants.  These two lessons are fairly obvious.  The third lesson the garden teaches us is a much harder lesson. Read the rest of this entry

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Thinking Thanksgiving–Vegetarian Style!

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A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Blessings

Who says you can’t have a great

Vegetarian Thanksgiving?  

As we think more about going green, buying locally, healthy living, and eating our veggies, now is the time to veggie up your Thanksgiving.

I grew up with the traditional turkey and fixin’s on Thanksgiving.  When I became vegetarian over 17 years ago, Thanksgiving became a very difficult holiday.  People were reluctant to join us for us for the holiday because we would not have turkey on the table, and others were timid about inviting us because so many of their traditional recipes were not vegetarian.  So over the years I have adapted all the traditional recipes to be vegetarian and we have created our own Thanksgiving rituals.

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