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May and June Favorites

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” –Maud Hart Lovelace Betsy-Tacy and Tib Watching: The riveting BBC screen adaptation of HIlary Mantel’s Wolf Hall that recently aired on PBS. It’s a brooding, visually dark, and sumptuously rendered piece of historical political intrigue with an all-star cast …

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in bloom

If I ever doubted that garlic is a member of the lily family, I am a skeptic no longer. The bulbs tend to garner the bulk of the attention when we think about the stinking rose, but these lovely “garlic flowers”–as the sign at the farmers market identified them–caught my eye with their crooked necks …

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