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Garden Update 2017

Between visiting my parents, helping my oldest daugher move and a busy work schedule, I realize now that I never posted an update on this year’s garden! I know that most folk’ s gardens are now winding down, but with … Continue reading

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Peppers of the Americas (book review)

Every once in a while you come across a book that you just have to read. For me, this is one of those books… My two biggest hobbies are gardening and cooking, and peppers are vital to both. In my garden I … Continue reading

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Heading Home

Part 3 of 3  We are not in Kansas anymore!  After saying goodbye to my parents, we headed east on hwy 36 and then dropped down to I 70 in Hays, Kansas. The Blue Rapids area had a lot of … Continue reading

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The Bread Baker’s Apprentice

     Wow! October 23… Where did the summer (and first month of fall) go! The weather is finally cooling off and it feels good to be firing up the oven for baking bread.Considering that, I think I picked a perfect book … Continue reading

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Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

Another book review? Yes, I just can’t help myself it seems! When I see these interesting books become available for review- I just have to check them out! One interesting thing that I noticed last week was how many books … Continue reading

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A New Tool For The Garden

Last week on a local gardening page on facebook someone mentioned that they were using a uv black light flashlight to find tomato horn worms in their garden. I have heard in the past that you could use a black … Continue reading

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It’s so hot today that I’m smoking…

…Bacon, that is!  Here in Apple Valley we are under an excessive heat warning until Wednesday of this week. Tomorrow’s highs are supposed to be between 103 and 113 degrees Fahrenheit! The temperature today so far is 100f. I have … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Cookout

I am at my brother’s house (Castiron Don!) for Memorial Day today. I have to say that he makes awesome baby back ribs! They are off the hook… smoky, sweet and tender…I need him to do a guest post! For dessert, … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Dan turns three!!

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years already! When I started this blog I figured that it would be more of a place where I could store my recipes and add notes as I went along. I … Continue reading

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Biking Down Titus Canyon

This year we continued one of our traditions by spending Thanksgiving week in Death Valley National Park with family and friends. This was the 13th Thanksgiving we have spent there since 1998. This year there were 21 people, but some … Continue reading

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