We’ve dreaded it. Started thinking about it after July 4th. Promised ourselves we wouldn’t complain about the heat or the bugs because we’d rather deal with that stuff over being freezing cold or wearing coats again. But it’s inevitable--just another thing we have no control...

Summer is a beautiful time of year for sand and surf  - but fueling right to stay happy at the beach can be a challenge. Who’s been hot, cranky and hungry after a few hours in the sun? And there is another snag as well...

[caption id="attachment_1961" align="alignleft" width="300"] Wild local edibles[/caption] There is little more satisfying than making a salad from greens I grew in my garden.  In the spring, I prepared the soil with compost I collected all year and then planted lettuce seeds.  I've made probably 50 salads...