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Learning How to Use a Sauerkraut Crock plus Other Winter Harvest and Storage Suggestions

I had managed to harvest 8 cabbages and a few pumpkins from my garden before a hard freeze hit. By “harvest,” I mean I piled them in the garage and hoped the freeze wouldn’t be low enough or long enough to damage more than a few layers of green. When the cold temperatures continued, I […]

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Barefoot in a Botanical Cactus Garden

I had about given up on seeing any visually pleasing landscape in the Palm Springs area. Between the desiccated desert climate, the politically induced California drought, and the high walls encapsulating most yards, the image of Palm Springs as an oasis had been shattered. The public so-called gardens we had visited, called Sunnylands, had been […]

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Why I Want To Go Back to Billy Reed’s Restaurant in Palm Springs

Billy Reed’s surprised me. From the outside, admittedly in the dark, it looked like your average upscale modern restaurant. It had heavy stone outer walls and a very properly landscaped system of sidewalks converging on a conventionally boring entry. Then, we went inside. Stepping through the portal, we found ourselves in an expansive old-time high […]

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