Tag Archives: Gardening

The Secret To A Great Tomato

The secret to a great tomato is to grow it yourself. Whether you have one pot growing outside your backdoor or a large vegetable garden in the country, there is nothing as rewarding as the flavor of a freshly picked … Continue reading

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Candied Flowers…Perfect For A Special Occasion

Hundreds of tiny inconspicuous wild strawberries and violets can be found at the edge of our apple orchard next to the surrounding woodlands. Their tiny blossoms are edible and make wonderful decorative Candied Flowers…Perfect For A Special Occasion. While not as … Continue reading

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Apple Blossom Time In New England

Apple blossom time in New England is beautiful. I love looking out the windows at the  orchard that surrounds our home. Once outside, it is such a pleasure to view the apple and pear trees in all their glory. Walking under … Continue reading

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A Spring Walk At The Edge Of The Woods

On this quiet spring morning in New England, the sky is cobalt blue and there is not a cloud in the sky. With the warmth of the early morning sun, it seems like the perfect day to head outdoors for … Continue reading

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Spring is here…Let’s Start Gardening

Every season in New England is wonderful but at the end of a very snowy winter, I can’t help but look forward to the warmth of spring, the first flower blossoms opening, and starting seeds for my vegetable garden. Spring … Continue reading

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words so this post is short as my pictures will speak for themselves. I would like to  share what I consider the best photos from Back Road Journal during 2012. It was a year … Continue reading

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The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat

You hear the saying “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” often in relation to sports but this year the saying can also apply to my vegetable garden.  At the end of May, I planted heirloom tomato plants … Continue reading

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The Colors Of Summer

Towards to end of summer, the gardens at our cottage are a blaze of color. You might say it is their last hurrah. The vegetable garden is just coming into its’ prime with ripening tomatoes and large basil plants whose … Continue reading

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A Spectacular Sandwich

Is there anything better than a sandwich with a thick slice of tomato straight off the vine, I think not. Add applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and a smear of mayonnaise and you have a spectacular sandwich. At least that … Continue reading

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Let’s Sit In The Shade

Summer is a lovely time to be in Maine. One of the nicest things is that the weather doesn’t usually get too hot. Our little lakeside cottage is surrounded by trees and there is usually a nice breeze blowing across … Continue reading

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