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Planting by the moon and stars.

  Our moon holds order over the tides in the sea, but the same goes for the water in the ground. Each tiny molecule found in the soil rises to the surface when the moon calls - just like the ones in the ocean. As both logic + tradition would dictate, this is an optimum time for planting.  Learn more about moon planting with this tote featuring moon phase and astrological sign information. Use a moon calendar for the current phase and moon sign, then determine what tasks should be done in the garden. For instance, if the moon is in the first quarter in Libra, it's a good time to seed or transplant flowers. However, if a Leo moon...

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RECIPE: applesauce

A warm October day with Thomas and friends in-between the rows of Cortlands, Macs, Fujis. Their red sweetness fills the air, humming in our ears like the bees that buzz around our heads. Us and the bees - we are all drunk on that sweetness. I close my eyes to keep this memory safe, right arm heavy from holding the treasure of apples, left hand free to reach out and grab more. So I baked with them. And made this applesauce. What are you making with your apples?      

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FEATURED: turmeric honey

This hand crafted Turmeric Honey is made from certified organic turmeric from Old Friends Farm in Amherst, MA. Use it for making salad dressings, pour it on ice cream, into mixed drinks (makes a fantastic hot toddy), or with seltzer for a home made turmeric-ale. I plan on drizzling it into homemade applesauce and baking it into an apple tart this week. Recipes to follow.  Try it! Use code HONEY at checkout to save $5 off a bottle until 10/31. Tried it? Post your recipes below!

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Dahlias to blow your mind with.

Longwood Gardens, now a 1000+ acre botanical garden, was once Lenape land. It fed the Native tribe from its waters and woods, sustaining them for centuries. In the early 1700's the land was tilled into a farm, and later, an arboretum. But by 1906, it was in jeopardy of being sold and milled for lumber. Pierre S. du Pont purchased the farm, transforming the property into what is known today as one of the world's leading horticultural gardens. This stunning collection of flowers and trees inspires 'through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts'.  When you visit, prepare to be inspired, prepare to be in awe.   

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