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Hardening off seedlings: preparing for transplant!

It's time to transplant the seedlings! For the past couple of weeks I've been hardening them off. This means gradually exposing ...
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Seedlings growing, garlic bulbs sprouting, and preparing the garden plot

Hi all, In my last post, I had planted seeds. Let's see how they're doing! Here are the seedlings as ...
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Spring gardening 2015: getting started with indoor seeds!

Hello all, As my fellow Northern Hemispherians must have noticed, the days are getting longer already. We've sprung ahead by one ...
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30 Day Vegan: Days 29, 30 and . . . 31?

Hello everyone, The 30 day vegan challenge is now complete! I did really well with day 29. We made vegan ...
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30 Day Vegan: days 26-28 + Nut & Fruit Quinoa Cereal Recipe

Something unexpected has happened since I started the 30 day vegan challenge. I don't drink coffee anymore. At first, I stopped drinking it ...
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30 Day Vegan: Days 22-25, Saturday-Tuesday

Hi everyone, I'm still going strong with the vegan challenge. I find it's much easier to follow the diet than ...
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30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 17-21

Hello all, The past few days have been uneventful. I didn't feel like cooking much this week. A fellow vegan ...
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30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 15 & 16

Hello again, I am now halfway through the 30 day vegan challenge! These past two days have gone really well ...
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30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 7-14

Hello all! I know that I have fallen behind in posting my vegan challenge. I unfortunately cannot remember everything that ...
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30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 4, 5 and 6

So my first few days of going vegan didn't go so well. I think that I'm doing much better now ...
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30 Day Vegan Challenge: Days 1,2, and 3

So I decided to try a vegan diet for 30 days. It is something that I've always wanted to do ...
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Back to grocery store plants: Sweet Granadilla and Rambutan

After a long break, I am growing grocery store fruits again! Over the past couple of years, most of my ...
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Planting Garlic Before Winter + Peppermint Tea

It is past time to plant bulbs for the spring. I've planted garlic before without success, probably because I put ...
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Carrot and swiss chard harvest, drying the garden herbs, and learning to blanch vegetables.

I haven't updated in a while, so I've got a few things to share. As my fellow Canadians are fully ...
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The Garden in September

September is a funny time of year for gardening in Ottawa. August is usually full of rain, cool weather and ...
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Summer Gardening 2014: Balcony and Garden Plot

So this is my fourth year of urban gardening and so far, so good. The tomatoes are growing like crazy, ...
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Welcome to The Bohemian Kitchen’s new location!

This site is under construction while I transfer it from its old location to this new one. Please bear with ...
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Spring is here, and so is gardening season!

Ah, what a wonderous, magical time of year spring is! The days are getting longer, the breezes are warmer, the ...
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Cupboard staples: these are mine, what are yours?

So last week I had the urge to organize my cupboards. I think part of it was due to the ...
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Bits of summer: basil flowers, growing eddoes and harvesting jalapeno peppers

It's hard to believe that summer is over. Even though it's still warm enough to wear shorts and sandles most ...
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