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04/03/2024

Banana splits for breakfast.
Just use yogurt instead of ice cream ❤️. Add fresh fruits to your liking, top with granola and/or nuts 😋
Enjoy ❤
Follow grandma s favourite baking recipes for more delicious recipes!🤤

03/20/2024

I think it’s time to go back to school. Ummm. Recently a family member and a friend asked me why I blocked them. I was confused. I checked just in case and there were no blocked people on my list. Then I see this. Hmmm, I am not the only one. So now I am fixing my blocked posts. I wondered where everybody had been! This is good to know. It's ridiculous to have over 300 friends and only 25 are allowed to see posts.
I ignored this post earlier because I didn’t think it worked. It WORKS!! I have a whole new news feed. I’m seeing posts from people I haven’t seen in years.
Here’s how to bypass the system FB now has in place that limits posts on your news feed. Their new algorithm chooses the same few people - about 25 - who will read your posts...
okay here goes....HELLO. To regain friends in your news feed and get rid of ads - Hold your finger anywhere in this post and click ′copy’. Go to your page where it says ‘What's on your mind?’ Tap your finger anywhere in the blank field. Click paste. This upgrades the system.
Hello new and old friends!!

It's sad we have to keep doing this to kill the Ads and see our friends hello haven’t seen you or your posts in a long time 😳🐊I think it’s time to go back to school. Ummm. Recently a family member and a friend asked me why I blocked them. I was confused. I checked just in case and there were no blocked people on my list. Then I see this. Hmmm, I am not the only one. So now I am fixing my blocked posts. I wondered where everybody had been! This is good to know. It's ridiculous to have over 300 friends and only 25 are allowed to see posts.
I ignored this post earlier because I didn’t think it worked. It WORKS!! I have a whole new news feed. I’m seeing posts from people I haven’t seen in years.
Here’s how to bypass the system FB now has in place that limits posts on your news feed. Their new algorithm chooses the same few people - about 25 - who will read your posts...
okay here goes....HELLO. To regain friends in your news feed and get rid of ads - Hold your finger anywhere in this post and click ′copy’. Go to your page where it says ‘What's on your mind?’ Tap your finger anywhere in the blank field. Click paste. This upgrades the system.
Hello new and old friends!!

It's sad we have to keep doing this to kill the Ads and see our friends hello haven’t seen you or your posts in a long time 😳🐊

For the attendees at the Seed Swap- Winter Market, because the cell service was not too good, and you might not have bee...
03/14/2024

For the attendees at the Seed Swap- Winter Market, because the cell service was not too good, and you might not have been able to scan and use the QR code at my table, I wanted to reach out and send you your Free Seed Planting Calendar. 🥕🍆🌽
This is a great tool, that should enable you to plant those seeds at the right time for your Best Garden Success ever!!🧑‍🌾😍

Reach out to me here, and I’ll send to you:

Seed Saving in CT, Why it is so important,…and NOW,,you will know the REST of the story.. read on..then join us Seed Swa...
03/06/2024

Seed Saving in CT, Why it is so important,
…and NOW,,you will know the REST of the story.. read on..

then join us Seed Swap- Winter Market, Saturday, 10-2..

Seed saving is an essential practice that has played a significant role in Connecticut's agricultural history. Throughout the years, the act of saving and preserving seeds has been crucial in maintaining crop diversity, ensuring food security, and supporting local farming communities.

Connecticut, known as the "Nutmeg State," has a long-standing agricultural tradition. From the early colonial period to the present day, farmers in Connecticut have relied on seed saving to sustain their livelihoods and nurture their communities. Seed saving involves carefully selecting, harvesting, and storing seeds from plants that exhibit desirable traits, such as disease resistance, flavor, or adaptability to local conditions.

In the early days of Connecticut's agricultural history, seed saving was a fundamental practice for farmers. They would save seeds from their best-performing crops to ensure the next year's harvest. These seeds were often passed down through generations, creating a local heritage of plant varieties uniquely adapted to Connecticut's climate and soil conditions.

As Connecticut's agricultural industry grew, seed saving became even more critical. In the 19th century, the state experienced a surge in seed production and trade. Seed companies, such as Comstock, Ferre & Co. in Wethersfield, played a vital role in the distribution of locally saved seeds. These companies not only supplied seeds to Connecticut farmers but also exported them to other regions, contributing to the spread of Connecticut's agricultural knowledge and plant diversity.

In the early 20th century, Connecticut faced challenges to its seed-saving traditions. The rise of commercial agriculture and the introduction of hybrid seeds threatened the diversity of locally adapted varieties. Hybrid seeds, produced by crossing two or more distinct parent plants, offered higher yields and uniform characteristics but were often unsuitable for seed saving. This shift led to a decline in the practice of saving open-pollinated seeds, which can be reliably saved and replanted.

However, seed-saving enthusiasts in Connecticut remained dedicated to preserving local plant varieties and maintaining seed sovereignty. Organizations like the Connecticut Valley Seed Savers and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station worked tirelessly to promote seed saving, educate farmers and gardeners, and conserve heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in seed saving in Connecticut. The movement towards sustainable agriculture, organic farming, and local food systems has heightened awareness of the importance of preserving seed diversity. Community seed libraries, seed swaps, and seed-saving workshops have become popular events, bringing together farmers, gardeners, and seed enthusiasts to exchange knowledge and seeds.

Today, seed saving continues to be a vital practice for Connecticut's agricultural community. It allows farmers and gardeners to adapt to changing environmental conditions, preserve heirloom varieties, and maintain genetic diversity. By saving and sharing seeds, Connecticut farmers contribute to the resilience of local food systems and support the sustainable future of agriculture in the state.

In conclusion, the history of seed saving in Connecticut is deeply intertwined with the state's agricultural heritage. From the early colonial period to the present day, seed saving has been a fundamental practice for farmers, ensuring crop diversity, food security, and the preservation of local plant varieties. Despite challenges posed by commercial agriculture and hybrid seeds, seed saving remains a vital component of Connecticut's agricultural landscape, promoting sustainability, resilience, and community engagement

02/24/2024

First off, thank you all so much for your excitement and congrats about our news! I really enjoyed reading your comments and stories. I’m also happy to hear my impending loss of sanity should only be temporary. Truthfully, I’m not sure that I ever got it back after our first! Second of all, I’...

According to REDDIT,“Turns out gardening is a really great ADHD hobby🧑‍🌾The reason this is good for ADHD folks is becaus...
02/23/2024

According to REDDIT,
“Turns out gardening is a really great ADHD hobby🧑‍🌾

The reason this is good for ADHD folks is because you can always be starting new things so you never get bored..”🥱

I think that IS probably true, but I just think it is FUN!!
FUN to try new things,
FUN to be outside playing in the dirt,
and FUN to feel like I am NOT working ..

Girls DO like having FUN, right??🥰🥰
🍆🥒🌶️🥕🌺🌸🌼🌹🐝

12/31/2023
12/29/2023

What a Blast collaborating with my friend, Chef Sebastiano Lenares to present an interactive, hands-on planting workshop.
I was reminded of just how FUN playing in the dirt, and connecting with other gardeners is.
















This recipe looks like a keeper!!
12/27/2023

This recipe looks like a keeper!!

ZERO POINT CABBAGE SOUP
Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 carrots peeled & diced
2 stalk celery diced
1 yellow onion peeled & diced
2 cloves garlic peeled & minced
4 cups low-sodium beef broth (or vegetable broth)
28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
4 cups green cabbage chopped
3 cups cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)
1 cup green beans chopped (fresh or frozen)
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Instructions
Place a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot add the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until vegetables start to soften, stirring frequently.
Add the beef broth, tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together and then bring the soup to a light boil.
Add the cabbage, cauliflower rice, and green beans to the pot. Stir the veggies in, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Allow the soup to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.
Give the soup one more stir and check the seasoning. Portion into bowls and garnish with a little fresh parsley if desired. Serve warm.
Nutrition Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 1067mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3792IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg

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10/02/2023

The Blue Zone Diet Plan captures the healing secrets of the world's longest-lived cultures.

Ya GOTTA try this!!😎😎👨‍🌾👨‍🌾
08/12/2023

Ya GOTTA try this!!😎😎👨‍🌾👨‍🌾

Chopped Southwestern Salad is a fresh and colorful, well-rounded salad that's cool, crisp and full of zesty Tex-Mex flavor! Vegan + wfpb recipe.

08/11/2023

So excited to have our very own Master Gardiner, Jan Mallett of Jan-yourgardenguru back at our 2022 Healthy Living Festival and she is ready to get "down & dirty"!! She'll have Free Hands-On demo's throughout the day at her booth so make sure you stop over and get your "Green Thumb" on!! 👍 🌺🌷🪴🍃🌱🌿

07/06/2023

I had a similar hummus appetizer at the potluck dinner at Jamie Copeland’s in Orange County made by Erin DiDomizio. Hummus topped with garden onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, toasted pine nuts. It’s a Forks Over Knives recipe. It’s a good way to use my cucumbers too. The grandsons loved it and so did their parents.

07/03/2023

INGREDIENTS:

4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
1/2 cup freshly vegan Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes

07/03/2023

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