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What can I do to prevent string algae from growing in the winter? | Decorative Ponds & Water Gardens Q & A

Q: What can I do to prevent string algae from growing in the winter?

Bonnie – Hazelton, PA

A: Even in the cold of winter, string algae can grow in your water garden. 318 more words

Water Gardens & Features

One Pot Barley, Pumpkin & Mushroom Risotto

Barley is so underrated.  It’s not as sexy as rice, quinoa or any number of other grains, but it’s so versatile and hearty and incredibly budget friendly.   198 more words

Main Meals

Beef Barley Stew for Two

I like beef and barley stew, but one of the problems with making it is the quantity it usually makes.  I have found that I really don’t care for leftover food much anymore, and would rather have something fresh (or at least freshened, LOL, see my… 604 more words


Bean and Barley Soup

I made this soup on a very cold day earlier this month and it was just what I needed to warm up! Not only did it feel good to have a hot bowl of soup on such a cold day, but it was great eating something healthy, especially after all the rich holiday foods and sweets I had been indulging in. 268 more words

Food And Recipes

Speaking from the heart

Further notes on fieldwork
A tribute to Antoinet Schimmelpenninck (1962–2012)

 revised version of a talk I gave at the CHIME conference in Leiden, 2012

I never did any fieldwork with Antoinet, but I admired and envied her natural engagement with musicians and with people altogether. 2,335 more words


Awaiting the Harvester

Possibly my favourite time of year in the English countryside. Harvest time. A million reasons to be grateful.