Saturday, August 28, 2010

Spoonleaf Sundew Plants from Medina, Ohio

Carnivorous Spoonleaf Sundew Plants now available from Medina, Ohio

A native of Australia, the carnivorous Spoonleaf Sundew Plant has tiny paddle-like hairy leaves covered with drops of sticky goo which trap insects attracted to the plant.

Winter hardy in most of the southeastern US, sundews can be grown in pots and terrariums as a house plant in cooler regions.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Here's How To... Propogate Houseplants

Have you ever tried propagating your houseplants?

Most people simply place cuttings in water and hope for the best. While the shoots of species such as the lipstick plant or creeping Charlie will root in water, many species won’t. Even when a shoot roots in water, they must be repotted into soil quite soon or they won't thrive.

There are several ways to propagate houseplants, and each houseplant responds best to a certain treatment.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Piquillo Peppers from Lodosa, Spain

Piquillo Peppers from Lodosa, Spain, now available in Farm Produce.

Piquillo peppers are grown in the North of Spain, in the region of Navarra. Their flavor is as vibrant as their color.

Fresh peppers are hand-harvested in late fall and left to slow roast over an acorn fire for several days. The natural acorn smoke and slow heat caramelizes the sugar, locks in the natural juices, and makes for a truly unique Spanish delicacy.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Home Grown: Plant of the Week ~ Gentian

The old name Gentian was given it in early Grecian times in honour of a King Gentius, who experimented with herbs. There are many varieties of garden Gentians, most of them of the mar­vellous blue of the summer sky, though Gentiana lutea, a large Alpine variety, is of soft bright yellow.

As a rule, unfortunately, Gentians are not very easy to establish in gardens.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Recipe File: Saucy Pork Chops

from Appalachian Heritage Cookbook
by Steelesburg Homemakers Club
Pocahontas Press, 1984

6 pork chops
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
one 10.5-ounce can of condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup ketchup
2 or 3 tablespoons Worcestshire sauce

In skillet brown chops on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover chops with onion slices.
Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chops. Cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes, or until done.
Remove from skillet and spoon sauce over chops.
Serves 6.

Saucy Pork Chops
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hand Thrown Vase via Fair Trade from Peru

Hand Thrown Vase available via Fair Trade from Peru.

This hand thrown and hand painted original vase is signed by the Peruvian artist Jose Paredes.

A Fair Trade Certified Artisan Free Hand Original, the vase made with with turquoise mineral pigments stands 9.5" tall.

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Mouth-blown Art Glass Shell Sculpture from Ontario, California

Mouth-blown Art Glass Shell Sculpture now available from Ontario, California

This mouth-blown art glass sculpture stands approximately 8'' tall x 10'' wide.

A unique piece due to its handmade nature, this sculpture makes a great gift or piece to add to almost any collection.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Homemade Pickles from Gold Beach, Oregon

Natural homemade pickles available direct from Gold Beach, Oregon

The vegetables for these pickles are purchased from small local farms at the peak of the season for the best quality. Naturally crisp and crunchy.

Natural homemade pickle products available include sweet pickles, hot garlic dill pickle spears, green dilly beans, pickled garlic, hot dilled cauliflower and more.

Pine Wood Bedside Step Stool from Walpole, Massachusetts

Pine Wood Bedside Step Stool now available from Walpole, Massachusetts

This handmade solid wood foot stool is available as a kit or fully assembled.

Measuring 15" wide by 6 1/4" high and 9 1/4" deep, it can be used for getting in and out of bed, reaching upper shelves, changing light bulbs, etc.

Built from 3/4-inch solid finish grade white pine and fully hand sanded, this piece is built to last for generations.

Ships to the continental US only.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dog Rider Monkey costume in Clothing.

Costume your dog this Halloween with this unique monkey rider.

Watch how the the monkey's arms bounce when the dog wags its tail.

Fits medium to large dogs, with a neck size up to 24" and a chest size up to 20" around.