Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

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Adopted White Hydrangea

Last year someone ripped this pretty little Hydrangea out of their garden and threw it into the sidewalk.  I saw the sad little guy and planted him on the city property in front of my house.  He survived a tough cold winter and a summer of heat and humidity before he gave me one pretty flower ball to say, “thanks for adopting …

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East Vancouver Garden Tour

Back in June I went on the East Vancouver Garden Tour and saw 12 private gardens and a few others as I passed by on the walking tour.  This beautiful front yard garden is almost completely covered by a magnificent old Japanese Maple.  From the street you can see only the large mass of leaves but if you follow a …

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Kale Chips Recipe

So simple yet so addictive! Wash & remove thick stems from a bunch of kale. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil & sprinkle lightly w/Kosher salt.  Bake @ 350 degrees for 10 min until crispy.

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Topsy Turvy: Ugly as Stink But Good Tomatoes

 I grew Topsy Turvy Tomatoes last year on my garage.  I put 2 tomato plants (as they recommended) in each of my 3 planters and got only about 15 cherry tomatoes and 4 regular tomatoes. I also tried a zucchini plant which didn’t grow any fruit.  I think that there were a number of factors working against me last year: …

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Desert Plant Show at VanDusen Garden

  On Sunday I went to the Desert Plant Show at VanDusen Garden.  Very cool plants lovingly tended to by the members of the Desert Plant Society of Vancouver.    Here is what their website has to say about the club: We are an enthusiastic group of ‘casual amateurs’ who are fascinated by cacti and succulent plants. We meet monthly to discuss …

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Pork Tenderloin w/ Cherry Reduction, Sautéed Fennel, and Spinach Chive Toast

Pork Marinade ½ cup cranberry or blueberry or cherry juice 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp soy sauce 3/4 pound pork tenderloin Salt and pepper Mix first 3 ingredients in a bowl and marinade tenderloin for a minimum of 15 minutes.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grill pork off heat on BBQ for 10-15 mins.  Keep basting with marinade …

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