Restaurant review: Karelia Kitchen

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We have a great new find - Karelia Kitchen, a Nordic smokehouse cafe/restaurant. When you walk in, you are warmly greeted by Donna, one of the co-owners. She opened this restaurant with her husband, Lief. Donna makes you feel right at home, and does a fantastic job of explaining all the choices (there are many ...

Healthy growth

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It has been 9 days since my last update, and the Chianti Rose tomato plants are growing vigorously. I transplanted them from their peat pellets to 4-inch pots last Sunday. They remain under the fluorescent lights for 12 hours each day, and natural sunlight during the day. Check them out now! On April 12, I decided ...

Blogging outdoors

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It's a beautiful day so I've decided to take advantage of the partially shaded deck and sit outside before the sun shifts and our deck is directly under it, turning our deck into a hot-plate. The tomato plants love the deck, as do our peppers, but as I get older, I prefer a little ...