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Green Beans with Chilies and Lime Recipe

by: Sara on 07/28/2018

If I am honest I will tell you I only planted a small garden this year because battling the butter cup and morning glory has taken the fight out of me. I needed a break. But I made an exception for beans! Green, yellow, purple abound. Beans are so versatile,they taste great raw, a quick steam or a flash in the pan with a little oil or butter. So …

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Why some fruits and vegetables taste better than others

by: EJ on 07/27/2018

Lee Reich’s book, The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden is full of interesting insights into plants and why they do what they do. Today’s excerpt is from the chapter “Senses” explains why some fruit and vegetables just taste better. You can download the entire chapter here.  …

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Grow Make Build Change with our Summer Reading Sale

by: Sara on 07/26/2018

Welcome to the first day of our summer reading sale! If you are enduring this heat wave like we are, then you will understand when I say that it is hard to muster up enough energy to do much more than lay around in a dark cool room. But what would make laying around in the sweltering heat tolerable? A good book of course!

During the next seven days …

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From No-Knead to Sourdough - An Interview with author Victoria Redhed Miller

by: Sara on 06/13/2018

Today we speak to author Victoria Redhed Miller about her new book From No-knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread. In her new book Victoria teaches readers how to create delicious, healthy breads (no experience required) From low and no-gluten baking to  bagels and pizza, even tips for using a wood -fired oven, there is a recipe …

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In the Business of Change with Elisa Birnbaum - author interview

by: EJ on 06/08/2018

In the Business of Change chronicles how social entrepreneurs weary of waste and injustice are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part story-telling, part lessons learned, this book is for everyone who wants to rebuild their communities and believes that business can be a powerful, positive force for change.   In …

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