From loyal commentor Raven (in Georgia): Here’s how it’s looking this week. She works so hard on the roses and they last a couple of weeks. *********** Here in New England (where our irises are finally starting to bloom), I’ve got my first batch of sixteen lovely stout leafy mail-order heirloom tomatoes, plus a couple […]
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Charlie Jane Anders, at io9: The Social Security Administration just released its 2013 list of baby names in the United States. And once again, Game of Thrones rules. There were 1135 Aryas, 241 Khaleesis and 67 Daeneryses born in 2013. And 15 Theons and five Robbs. But some new names also came on the scene… […]
World Cup soccer in Brazil this summer! I’m hoping that, if Randinho can’t come back to keep us up to date, Richard Mayhew will fill in for BJ’s football fans. Trash talk is warming up already: … Brazilian sports minister Aldo Rebelo admitted the World Cup faces “serious” security problems and then, in an attempt […]
. Got my first (of three) shipments of mail-order tomato plants yesterday, so today it’s off to my favorite local garden center to pick up fresh potting mix. And maybe some annuals, if I can’t resist — it’s probably warm enough to fill the hanging baskets again. Should check out their tomatoes, too, see if […]
JefferyW makes Creme Fraiche . From our Food Goddess, TaMara: This week cooking was centered on desserts, most by request, so I thought it would make a good theme for tonight’s recipe exchange. JeffreyW made one of my favorite toppings, Creme Fraiche, pictured above and recipe here. He also makes quite a few dump cakes, […]