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thinning the garden

Since planting my parents’ vegetable garden, I’ve been weeding and thinning it, as well as harvesting the vegetables as they become ready. This is a handful of beet seedlings that I pulled up to thin out the beet rows. I steamed them and ate them for my supper the next night. Have you ever thinned […]

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seeds

In May I planted a bunch of vegetables in my parents’ garden. I love fresh vegetables. Have you ever grown your own vegetables? What is your favorite thing about fruits or vegetables picked fresh from the garden? Least favorite? “The sun _________” ___ What inspired this prompt?

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celery leaves

When I buy a bunch of celery from the grocery store, I always cut off all the leaves and the stem ends, and use them in soup. I like being able to make use of the unlovable parts of vegetables. Do you know how to make homemade soup stock? Is there anyone in your life […]

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skillet meals

Many of my meals are cooked this way. I love skillets. Do you have a repertoire of meals that can be cooked in one pot, skillet or container? What’s the value of cooking everything in one place? “I simmered _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?

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beets

I love beets, although they pretty much overpower any other flavours in food. These beets are actually golden beets – their flesh is bright yellow. What if beets weren’t always red? What strange colours of vegetables can you imagine? “I cut open __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work…

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sparrow grass

My dad calls asparagus “sparrow grass.” I’m not sure why. He likes to play with words. Did you ever have made-up names for common foods that you ate as a child? What would real sparrow grass taste like? How would you prepare it? “I heated up __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… […]

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leftovers

I cook vegetables every morning for my bag lunch. If I cook too much to fit in my thermoses, I make soup with leftovers on the weekend. How many vegetables can you put in a soup before it’s too many vegetables? Do you ever cook food just to have leftovers later? “I can fit __________” […]

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