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Gardening in my yard

Gardening is easy when you have a plot of land to do it. For years, I was stuck container gardening. It worked, but it wasn’t perfect. Last year I even went and bought a Garden Tower because I won a decent discount on one. I wanted to build a garden tower for much cheaper, but we had a neighbor who complained about how ugly it would have been. Anyway, container gardening just doesn’t produce the quality plants that good old-fashioned soil does. This year, I Continue reading →

Beetnik Martini

Here’s the thing, I lived in Ukraine for two years as a Peace Corp volunteer and it drastically changed me as a person. I understand things about life, both mine and the grand scheme of things, that I didn’t before. Most importantly, I learned how to eat like a Ukrainian. What is it to eat like a Ukrainian? It’s food that you grow yourself. It’s potatoes from the earth, stored in the cellar alongside carrots and beets and onions. It’s food prepared in your summer Continue reading →