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In the midst of Napa Valley’s palatial wineries, Katie’s Garden, at Trefethen Family Vineyards, is a sanctuary. Among the maze of shrubs, trees and

I have a whole shelf’s worth of books on the art of preserving -- from the "Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving" to Sandor

At a certain point in many people's lives, something magical occurs. Your blind, blinkered, unreasoned, gut-churning hatred of spinach -- you've never even tasted

One of the things I love best about living in deepest southern Alsace, France, is that we have proper seasons. Each season brings its

The garden is bursting just now with unopened blooms, with thousands of peonies, irises and poppies, all swelling in their bloom buds on the

Farmers markets are everywhere. Thanks to a rapid expansion in recent years, there are more than 8,000 farmers markets in the U.S., making it