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Parsley Root

Parsley Root Parsley root is a very healthy vegetable to add to one’s diet.  I started having them about a year or two ago, and now I grow the in my garden annually.  They look similar to parsnips and the leaves are very similar to parsley.   Often it can be mistaken for a parsnip, …

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Mizuna

    Mizuna is an asian green that is easy to grow and is extremely healthy.  There are many kinds of it and the one I grow mostly is Kyoto Mizuna, and I’ve also grown purple mizuna, but there  exists Tokyo Early Mizuna,  Mibuna Mizuna, Komatsuna Mizunna, Waldo Mizuna, and several more.  They  can even …

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Peas

  Peas are great for growing in a garden and usually pretty easy to grow.    When I was a kid my dad grew mostly ones we’d shell.  Those are certainly very good and I still grow them.   Then we started growing snow peas.    Those I use the most in the summer… they are …

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Parsley

Parsley   Parsley is one of the few herbs or veggies that I find can grow in my house or my yard for 12 months of the year .   with the low amount of sun in November , December and January I usually leave extra light in my plant room for some extra hours at …

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Adolphe Blanc-A composer whose music should be heard more often.

  Adolphe Blanc  is a composer whose music should really be heard and played far more often. Adolphe Blanc A composer whose music should be heard The septet  he composed in 1860   we in the Charles River Sinfonietta  have greatly enjoyed playing and performing and really deserves to be heard much more.   Not only is …

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Chinese Mountain Yam

Chinese Mountain Yam     The Chinese Mountain Yam is a very healthy food that is great to grow in one’s garden.   Sweet potatoes and yams are  both very healthy, and often thought of as identical, but not really much the same at all.   Chinese mountain yams grow  in areas with a good amount of …

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Rose of Mallow

The Rose of Mallow, sometimes called the Tree Mallow, the Swamp Mallow, Marsh Mallow or Marsh Hibiscus,  is a wonderful plant to grow that has flowers that last for many weeks , and  that will be the highlight of the garden while it is blooming . The flowers usually blossom in shades of pink and …

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Ernst Bloch, a great composer of the 20th century whose music we can’t forget

Ernst Bloch, a great composer of the 20th century whose music we can’t forget,  was born  to jewish parents on July 24, 1880 and grew up in Geneva Switzerland.   He studied violin and composition in his native city with Louis Rey and Jaques-Dalcroze starting at the age of 9.  He then traveled to  Brussels Belgium …

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