• Reviews

    Spitfire? What Spitfire?

    by  • October 3, 2010 • Reviews

    I have decided that I never grew ‘Spitfire’ nasturtiums this year. No, I haven’t. What are you talking about? There was no embarrassing lack of design skills on my part. There were no squirrels that dug up the container, leaving my poor, struggling ‘Spitfires’ lying on the hot porch concrete. Nope. Never happened. If...

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    Ashley English’s “Canning & Preserving” (And a Delicious Relish Recipe!)

    by  • August 13, 2010 • Miscellaneous, Reviews

    In my post on making dill pickles, I waxed rhapsodic about my current favorite book about canning and preserving, Ashley English’s beautiful Homemade Living: Canning & Preserving with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys & More. So I figured I really should do a full-blown review. Ashley...

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    Book Review: Made by Hand

    by  • July 22, 2010 • Miscellaneous, Reviews

    I usually review books specifically about gardening here on ITGO (this is a garden blog, after all…) but in addition to being a gardener, I’m also very big into DIY in general. We fix things instead of buying new. I can sew (some) and we make all of our own cleaning products. I make...

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