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Rhubarb

It’s in almost everybody’s garden, and it grows totally untended in abandoned homesteads and mine sites — It must be a North American plant, right?Well, not so.it was brought to North America in the late 1700s, but didn’t gain...

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Oh What a Pear!

By this time of the year in old Klondike days, food supplies were running a bit low.However, in most cabins there was flour for bread baking and a few tins of fruit.In my perusal of food references (“grub”) in the...

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Lovely Lemons and Rhubarb

That bright and beautiful time of year is finally here: the lupines are in the woods and the eagles are proudly flying overhead.So, too, our northern rhubarb is making its presence known. Use it in this lemon tart or as a spread...

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Fare

Rhubarb is the earliest crop to be harvested in the Yukon and is now fresh and plentiful. Grab it from your garden or find a friend who has a bunch. Ruby-red or tart-green rhubarb, along with sweet summer strawberries, make this...

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A Good Summer, Starts in the Fall

From all reports, this year has been one of the better growing seasons. However, if your green thumb is still itching to do some gardening, here’s an experiment you can try to prolong the fun.For a few years, I have been...

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Google Gardeners

I made my first real gardening faux pas this week. I cut down the rhubarb. All of it.Sawing through the base of the stalks with a kitchen knife, the adrenaline rush was intense as the stalks fell, one by one, their huge leaves...

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