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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The lowdown on honey

Last week’s article gave the historical view of sugar and sweetening in the human diet and how in the past there was much higher dependence on honey and fruit. Later on, as white processed sugar became more...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Dolce Vita — the sweet life

A great restaurant opened by our northwest Tucson home several years back. It was a cheery place; great food, really nice owners, and they served wonderful breakfasts. I can still taste the home fries that were part of...

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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Eggplant is way cooler than I ever thought

There it was, sitting on my dinner plate. I was all of eight years old, with all the culinary wisdom a youngster of that age can muster. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I knew it...

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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Earwigs — the stuff of nightmares

I’ve never heard anyone say, when encountering an earwig, “oh, what a cute little bug!” Quite the contrary. They are usually not a welcome guest and they do look threatening with the rear pinchers they are sporting...

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Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Awash in a sea of tomatoes? Read this!

Tomatoes have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Given adequate moisture, they thrive quite well in the desert west.  Not that I was a huge fan of them as a...

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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Ground covers to the rescue

When we look back through photos of our house and surrounding grounds, it’s pretty astounding to see how much things have improved around here. When we began, our lot was a dry-farmed wheat field. There was essentially...

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Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Gardening problems? Who you gonna call?

Being a part of the gardening community here in the valley, as well as along the Wasatch Front, has been a great thing. For those of you that engage with many of the fine people in gardening...

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Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Love or hate it, the Russian olive is here to stay

There I was, in the heat of the day, with no relief in sight. Even when the breeze blew, it offered no cooling — only the sense of what it feels like when you open an oven...

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Wheat’s rich tradition

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Wheat’s rich tradition

A couple of weeks ago, I was making a short shopping run into Tooele and headed south on SR-36 coming out of north Erda. I immediately noticed a sizable dust cloud up ahead off to my right. I...

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A loss that defies comprehension

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

A loss that defies comprehension

On Wednesday morning, I awoke to the news that several of our fellow community members had lost their homes to fire. I typically submit articles for publication on Tuesday or Wednesday, and I had an almost-completed article...

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