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A Bite of Heaven

Written by Lynn Pitts

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They look good, smell good, feel good, and taste good. As with the growth of edible gardening, the popularity of herbs is multi-pronged. An interest in cooking, fed by Food Network TV and the farm-to-table movement, has helped to drive the market’s growth...

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It’s A Balancing Act

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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With a few exceptions, the phrase “less is more” can be applied to most situations (dessert being an exception).

It’s certainly true when it comes to decorating a home, and not just when you’re trying the whole “zen” approach. Balance is what you should be aiming for—and you do that with less, not more.

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Monet Loved Them

Written by Lynn Pitts

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Classic beauty: the incredible, edible nasturtium

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Clutter Be Damned

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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There’s one springtime duty that many of us put off until the last minute: closet maintenance.

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Enjoying Old Age

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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It seems like everything is being labeled an antique these days. Heck, the first cellular telephone is considered an antique by some.

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Get Your Green On

Written by Lynn Pitts

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Everyone should have friends who live someplace like Minnesota or, even better, the Dakotas. Talking to my friend in Minnesota puts the season called winter into perspective...

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Western Roundup

Written by Judy Bentivegna

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Can you say “yee-haw?” Next time you have the gang over, treat them to a western-inspired hoedown. It’s easy on you and your budget, too. After all, it doesn’t cost a lot of coin to hang a weed out of your mouth. Or to walk around like you just got off a horse–kind of spraddle legged. Ready? Well, let’s get goin’ pardner!

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Columbus Would Have Stayed

Written by Lynn Pitts

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Separating the holidays of Columbus Day (October 12) and Veteran’s Day (November 11) is Will Rogers' (one of my heroes) birthday on November 4. He once said it was fortunate for Columbus’s subsequent fame to have landed on the Atlantic side of America instead of the Pacific side. If he had landed in California, he never would've gone back home, even to tell the Queen of Spain. Yup, Christopher C. would have happily stayed in our Golden State and nobody would have ever known about him. In any event, Autumn is here and the above holidays are good benchmarks for planting.

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Making Perfect “Scents”

Written by Tom Xavier

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Who says you have to spend upwards of 10 bucks for a nicely-colored, scented candle?

So, class, today’s topic is: how to make candles at home. it’s easier than you realize.

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Beach Blanket Bako

Written by Tom Xavier

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When you think of summer, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s the beach. Sand-coated feet, icy drinks, and splashing around in the surf—who doesn’t enjoy that?

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