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• Angel, crystal embellished ornament

• Cat, painted felt ornament

• Choosing paint colors using Photoshop

• Lattice makeover — emerald green paint

Leaf gathering in Autumn

• Paint brushes, keeping them soft

• Porch, deck, balcony makeover — paint color wash

Repairing a log cabin and old stone walls, part 1

• Santa doll, mixed media

• Sweater makeovers

Wallpaper rescue

• Wicker bench with multi-colored acrylic paints

Just for Christmas


garden talk

.Plant Markers from Tart Pans.Tomato Cage Garden Obelisk.Painting Garden Containers by Stephie McCarthy.©StephieMcCarthy.©StephieMcCarthy..Strawberry Patch tips and tricks.©StephieMcCarthy

Better tomato harvests, September update

Green tomato roundup, Autumn

Herbs and flowers in Autumn bouquets

How to make a flower meadow, part 1, Autumn gardening

How to make a flower meadow, part 2, Autumn gardening

How to make a flower meadow, part 3, October 09

• Instant kitchen garden from grocery produce

Mini greenhouses from storage boxes

Pea sprouts, from seed to salad

Plant trays from inexpensive plastic shelving

Potato harvest, comparing grocery store and mail-order sprouters

• Red maple, how to grow an ornamental for free

• Snow sowing, seeds that love freezing temperatures

Starting a garden in early winter

Poppy collage


Recipe index

original recipes


• Crispy dried, marinated sage leaves

Broccoli antipasto

Cabbage "noodle" with pecan & parsley pesto

• Eggplant "bacon" chips

• Lime, avacado and hemp-seed sushi

Olive & kale pesto

Pea sprouts, from seed to salad

• Pickles, vinegar, dill, and mustard

Plum sauce with Asian seasonings

• Shiitake hot-pot soup

• Sprouts with nuts marinade

• Strawberry paste, vegan strawberry butter, plus recipes

• Sushi, citrus-lime, avacado, and hemp seed

Tomato confit, tomato jam

Tomatoes in "ranch" dressing

• Trail mix, sisters zucchini, peptia, sunflower, and corn

Watermelon "raisins" and chocoloate/carob cookie

tomato love

Artichoke purée

Broccoli walnut sauté

cooking index


• Cilantro juice and my Late-night cilantro ice

• Kefir water, Classic kefir tea and Fruit flavored variations

• Kombucha, caffeine free brewing leads to Classic kefir tea recipe

• Pink drink, beets, raspberries, watermelon, orange and banana

• Wheatgrass tea, green veggie tea with zucchini and wheatgrass


• Snow sorbet

• Watermelon "raisins" and chocoloate/carob cookie

Magic Pantry & holiday fun

tea index

• Blue days of winter, and how to help sparkle them away

Candle remedy for seasonal blues

• Cheesecake molds from recycled/repurposed containers

• Crystal ball for hand chakra massage

• Hot water bottles for winter nights

Trojan horse candy, maple syrup and baking soda

• Recycle plastic produce boxes for storage

Romaine lettuce tea — powerful, and calming

• Storage ideas, repurpose an icebucket

• Valentine's Day ideas we love


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