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What IS a tea towel?

Posted by Sydney C de Baca on

Tea towels, a.k.a. dish towels, are a necessity, and while I now make them, I didn't grow up using the term "tea towel." 

As someone who grew up using terms like “dish cloth” or “kitchen towel” for everything we used in the kitchen, I was flummoxed when I...

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How to Process Your Freshly Roasted Hatch Green Chiles

Posted by Sydney C de Baca on

My husband is from New Mexico. This past weekend when we stepped out of the car at our local market, he breathed in deeply and said, "They're roasting Hatch." 

We beelined it to the roaster and ordered two boxes totaling 48 lbs of chiles.  Since my husband knows what...

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Our Bat House is Up!

Posted by Sydney C de Baca on

The Bat Files, Installment #1:  

On May 30, 2015, in the evening, my husband put our bat house up.  My sister and her family gave it to me for my birthday.  

I have long loved bats and mourned when the Seattle zoo closed the...

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Foodie Father's Day Gifts

Posted by Sydney C de Baca on

For all those foodie, grilling, cooking, dicing, chopping, whipping up something incredible, chef dads out there, here are a few foodie gift ideas for Father's Day.  

1)  Any three deluxe tea towels from Chavah's Garden, plus three...

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My First Cut-Flower Patch

Posted by Sydney C de Baca on

While my husband and I have had a perennial flower garden for a while and are in our second year of a raised bed vegetable garden, I'm in brand new territory with a patch of mostly annuals for cutting.  I love bouquets of flowers, but not bouquet prices.

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