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Archive for the month “May, 2014”

Herbal Update






Hi Folks,
My baby herbs are mostly doing well! I have been keeping them outside because it finally warmed up a bit. I’m delighted that they are growing!
The thyme is really the only batch of seeds that didn’t grow… Not sure what happened there.
We’re going to try to put in a garden this weekend. The soil is apparently warm enough to sustain plant life… Can’t wait to try my new green thumb on some vegetables!
~ Carolynn


King of Cheese: Parmigiano Reggiano














Hey Folks!

Yesterday at work, I got to witness a whole wheel of parmigiano reggiano as it was broken down into smaller chunks. My co-worker was nice enough to pose with the cheese. I forgot to ask how many pounds in the wheel, but it must have been at least 50 pounds! It smelled delicious, and I even got to taste a shaving from the very center of the cheese.

Ti amo, Parmigiano!

~ Carolynn


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Baby Herbs

Hi Folks!
It’s (almost) early summer here in Vermont, and I am for the first time planting herbs for a potential garden this summer. Anyone who knows me is familiar with my non-existent gardening skills, so you might be surprised to see that there are plants growing at my house. Some of them are growing better than others.

The thyme and dill are struggling a bit, but I’m hoping that the sun will revive them.

The basil and parsley are looking all right! I’m so excited that they are actually growing!

I also got some more mature plants, including basil, chives, and mint. The basil looks pretty sad, probably because I left it outside when it was too cold. Poor thing, I hope it recovers.


And here is Purl enjoying the outside! Really, she is just waiting for me to give her dinner.

Hopefully, having some shorter posts will help stay in touch with you folks a little better!
~ Carolynn

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