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Manzanita

Manzanita

Manzanita: Small, medium or large? No other shrub is more symbolic of the Pacific Coast than manzanita (Arctostaphylos). From British Columbia to Baja, many species are endemic from the beaches to the mountains. Comprising more than 50 species and dozens of cultivars,...

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April Garden Projects

What a beautiful time of year with the rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, forsythia and other spring-flowering plants reaching their peak of beauty. There are a few things one can do to help keep the garden looking its best this season. What is accomplished early in...

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Kale Chips

Kale chips: Delicious & Nutritious Even someone who resists vegetables may not be able to stop at just eating one kale chip. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic while holding a place of honor in the nutrition world. Ingredients 1 bunch kale 1...

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Pesto ala Genovese

Can there be any better use for homegrown basil than homemade pesto? This recipe is the best we've found, coming from the Italian wife of a local farmer who grows a lot of basil. With a handful of ingredients and a food processor you can make enough premium pesto to...

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Dinner in a Pumpkin

This hearty, seasonal dish is easy, delicious and perfect for chilly nights! Move over, Cinderella - make way for Dinner in a Pumpkin! 1 medium pumpkin 1 onion, chopped 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 pounds ground beef, chicken or turkey 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1...

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