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York Bowen

Edwin York Bowen was born  February 22, 1884   in Crouch Hill , London  and died  November 23, 1961 after several decades  as a talented musician and composing over 160 musical works many of which remained unpublished and unperformed until after his death.  His music falls in the category of Romantic with rich harmonic language. He …

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Asian Pear Trees

Asian Pear Trees Pyrus pyrifolia, or Asian pears, are a large group of pears that have a crisp texture when fully ripened, unlike European pears that must be softened prior to eating.  The Asian pear trees include the Chojuro , Hosui, Olympic Giant, Shinko,  Large Korean, and several others and they are referred to frequently …

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Golden Beets

Golden Beets Golden beets are my favorite but they’re pretty similar to red beets.    They aren’t quite as common as the red beets in the market and can be a little harder to find.   Sometimes  they are called orange beets for they look very similar in color to carrots.  But they have more …

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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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