The Inaugural Apple Fest

This past weekend, Nate and I celebrated the first of a new holiday we are calling “Apple Fest!”

Last week, I was pondering what to do with all the apples I had slowly rotting in bowls in the kitchen. I had come up with a number of interesting recipes that were not apple sauce. I brought all of those apples to Seattle, and thus, was born Apple Fest.

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Preparing to Bring Houseplants Back Inside

It’s that time of year again. The nights are getting cooler here in Portland. We’re dipping down into the high 40s occasionally, so I think it’s time to think about bringing my citrus and other houseplants I had put out on the porch for summer back inside for the winter.

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Root Pruning (or Slowly Killing) the Strawberry Tree

There is a strawberry tree planted in the front yard that (in my opinion) needs to move. The strawberry tree fruit are not very tasty, and this tree is taking up valuable real estate in the relatively sunny front yard, and it’s planted kind of awkwardly in the yard and is going to (very soon) be much too big for the space.

So it needs to go.

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