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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

NATURE’S TURN: Sprinting to spring — early vegetable varieties for optimum nutrition

While preparing for spring, I am still pulling onions, garlic, turnips, beets and carrots from cold storage.

NATURE’S TURN: Polyculture, no-till garden tour

Rows of vigorous fall-planted garlic have anchored the garden with their lush foliage, superseded only by perennial rhubarb that thrived even when its leaves were snow-covered on May 12.

NATURE’S TURN: Sow tender crops, harvest perennial edibles, listen near the flowers

Flourishing now, perennial green onions, French sorrel, rhubarb, woody herbs, onion and garlic chives add savory vitality to springtime dishes.

The four-cocktail dinner: Emerging culinary trend makes local debut

It was the task of chef Laurel Barkan and bartender Rafael Russi to invent creative ways to pair Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ spirits—in this case, vodka, gin, bourbon and rum—with food and drink that complimented one another.

NATURE’S TURN: Summery heat coaxes dormant plants and animals into the light

Touring the garden, perennial herbs and flowers, as well as fall-planted garlic that emerged from snowdrifts scarcely two weeks ago, have been growing quickly since the recent heat wave.

POEM: The world is on fire

A poem for Independence Day, 2016.
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The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.