Google Reader tells me that I have 108 blog subscriptions. If I were to check into Google Reader every day and read all the posts, there would be somewhere between 20 and 40 posts to read every day. However, I have a bad habit of not reading blogs or just reading select blogs until the number of unread posts gets around 500+. To help solve this problem, I'm starting a Blog Posts of the Week feature on my blog. I will feature the posts that were most helpful, most amusing, might be helpful someday, the recipes that sound delicious, and anything else that catches my fancy.
A Cute Animation to Watch
This one is filed under cute/made me smile. The Crafty Gardener blogged about an animation that her son-in-law made for a competition.
Bay-Friendly Garden Tour Highlights: Edible Kitchen Garden
As The Inadvertent Gardener says, this garden is brilliant and perfect! I dream of someday having a kitchen garden. This dream includes a kitchen with a door that opens out onto a patio right next to the kitchen garden. For now I am making due with my little herb garden beside the shed. It is closer to the house than my veggie garden, which is nice when making pizza sauce - you just dash out with some scissors a get a bunch of whatever you need. I also love the idea of using wooden utensils as plant markers.
How to Divide and Repot Your Cymbidiums. (Or Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Wrong)
This post at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog could be useful, if I ever get a Cymbidium. Currently the probability of getting one is Highly Unlikely, but you never know. The author describes how she finally divided her Cymbidiums after a few years of neglect. After noting that she divided hers all wrong, she explains the proper method of dividing Cymbidiums.
Shrimp and Feta Orzo
I am not sure I would enjoy this dish, but it intrigues me. If I ever make, the recipe will probably be altered a bit. Posted by An Herbal Bedfellow.
There are a lot of blog posts being composed in my head right now. My Sis's wedding is making me a little crazy, so you may not see them for a while. In the meantime I will try to keep up with the Blog Posts of the Week.
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