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February 2012

  • quince_meyer_lemon_marmalade_2
    Preserves

    Quince Meyer Lemon Marmalade

    Last year, I made a Quince-Orange-Cardamom Marmalade that turned out really well — it won a blue ribbon at the county fair, and even a New York Times editor gave a nod…

  • 12_hostas
    Garden

    February in the Garden

    This is what it’s like in the February garden. The soiled rag, the oilcloth hanging half off the table, the untrimmed ivy. (The forever untrimmed ivy.) But I love the warm morning…

  • rangpur_lime_jam
    Preserves

    Rangpur Lime Jam

    On Sunday, I picked nineteen pounds of Rangpur limes. (I have the scratches to prove it. Rangpur trees are thorny!) I sent eleven pounds out to the folks who won them in…

  • rangpur_spill
    Preserves

    Meet Your Rangpur Limes

    As every gardener knows, what you hope or intend for your little patch of earth isn’t always what you get. Like last spring when I accidentally planted hot peppers thinking they were…