Redbuds In Bloom: Spring Is Near

As we move into spring, I’ll be on the lookout for one of my favorite signs that the season is changing: the blooms of the redbud tree.

Freedom to Fail

The person that doesn’t make mistakes is unlikely to make anything. —Unknown

White Bean Salad Recipe

  Photo by Judith Hausman Serve this white bean salad along a (grass-fed) steak dinner. Salad days are here. Still, on a chillier-than-it-was-supposed-to-be evening, I wanted a salad that still had some of the heft and comfort of cooler weather food to accompany barbecue food, so I combined seasons with a salad based on white […]

Warm Rhubarb Caramel Cake

What do you do when you crave spring flavors on a cold and damp spring night? Eat your rhubarb warm around the woodstove!

Aspiring to Asparagus

Whether thin and delicate, fat and green, or white with purple shadings, asparagus poking up through its protection of straw is a sure sign of the oncoming growing season.

Spring Fever

Photo by Audrey Pavia My roosters Mr. Mabel and Mr. Molly get along great—until springtime. The flowers are all blooming on my property: huge pink and white blooms on my cactus, purple and yellow starburst on the native plants around the yard. But the most evident sign of spring for me is the behavior of […]

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