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Figs, Show me your Leaves!

   Last year I planted fig trees in all of my gardens. www.annexrentals.com  I even planted them in pots at the entrance of our office building.  www.empressbuilding.com  Their leaves are beautiful and growing such exotic fruit in our climate, Toronto Canada, peeks … Continue reading

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Spoon Tomatoes

  Standing in the greenhouse looking at a choice of seedlings of 200 varieties of heritage tomatoes I could grow was a thrill.This Spring having built more wooden boxes and added more colored plastic tubs to my office roof top vegetable garden I could still only accomodate about 60 varieties, accounting for … Continue reading

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Fleeting Summer, Breakfast in a Flash

Sliced tomatoes, purple shiso, purple basil, sliced burgundy pole beans,  and chives from my urban farm just outside the kitchen door  One of my favorite cookbooks is Edward de Pomiane’s cookbook ,”Cooking  in 10 Minutes”[ first published in 1948] I … Continue reading

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The Gardening Sisters’ Wonderful Take on my Garden

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Rouge gallery of tomatoes and a couple of jaune ones too!

Today on my office rooftop garden  at  www.124merton.com there were at least 22 varieties of tomatoes ripening.We have a total of 57  different varieties of heritage tomatoes.  Photos from left to right: Hawaiian Pineapple, Crynkovic Yugoslavian, Anna Russian, Abe Lincoln, Stupice, Black Russian, Wapiscon … Continue reading

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You can do anything you put your mind to; Thinking in the living room

As a child my Mother encouragingly told me;” You can do anything you put your mind too.” As an adult, reality usually  impinges on that fantasy and you realize that a great deal of action is required too. Well maybe, not … Continue reading

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Salon Style Recital

“Joel’s multi-layered music sweeps you away.  He paints rich and mysterious mental landscapes and magically creates awesome sculptural shapes in your mind’s eye that continually transform and mesmerize… This is like NOTHING you’ve ever heard!” that was guest Jeanne Beker’s … Continue reading

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