Monthly Archives: September 2011

Spicy MN Midget Melon Seeds

It looks like these seeds might be coated in cocoa, but they’re spicy with a little kick. It didn’t occur to me to roast cantaloupe seeds until I came across a recipe post at The Newlyfeds recently. I saw the … Continue reading

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It was “National Visit Alpaca Farm Day”

I didn’t know there was a national “visit an alpaca farm” day, but yesterday I helped drive a large group of Chinese students and post-docs with Chinese Outreach Ministries (COM) at the University of Minnesota, to an alpaca farm in … Continue reading

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Shedding

I’m taking a lesson from this young black swallowtail caterpillar and am taking it easy for a few days to sit quietly and shed some things. This means there may be fewer posts to the blog this week. This does … Continue reading

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Freeze!

We knew it may be coming early, and it came. It was the steady sound of garden shears clipping basil across Minnesotan gardens before a freeze – except for our neighbor across the street, who was quietly picking grapes. We … Continue reading

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Delicorn or Acornicata?

I say delicorn, you say acornicata. Let’s call the whole thing an improvement? It’s somewhat ironic as initially I thought we had only planted seeds for acorn squash, or had gotten mixed seeds in a packet for acorn. Then we … Continue reading

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Art at Rice Creek

Although I didn’t get to the Monarch Festival this past Saturday at Lake Nokomis, I did get to the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts for the Art at Rice Creek event. I wouldn’t have known about it except a friendly … Continue reading

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The Mancan Can!

Who can take some buckwheat, sprinkle it with dew, make it look like chocolate chips, when ripened up for you? The Mancan can cause it mixes it with love and makes the world taste good. To those familiar with the … Continue reading

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