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Author Archive | Karel Holloway

Getting the Light Right


Photo: Leslie Halleck

A sunny windowsill is not enough.

If you want to grow succulents, start seedlings or raise kitchen herbs indoors, you are probably going to need more light.

“There are a lot of trendy articles out there about growing sun-loving herbs on windowsills.” Unfortunately, that won’t work, says Leslie F.…

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Cool Beans: Making Chocolate


Cacao beans being cooled after roasting at Five Mile Chocolate.

Photography by Teresa Rafidi

Take a small sample into your mouth. Wait as the flavor begins to blossom. There may be a hint of berries or floral notes. Perhaps a lingering trace of pepper.…

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