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Brazilian Shrimp in Pumpkins – Camarão na Moranga

Camarão na Moranga (Shrimp in Pumpkin) is a creamy seafood stew from Brazil beautifully served in a colorful pumpkin. Traditionally it would be served in a pinkish heirloom variety of pumpkin called Moranga (see photo below). If you can’t find this variety however, an orange baking pumpkin will work just fine. The flavor and the presentation …

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Late Fall Garden Pruning: Finishing Preparations for Winter

To prune or not to prune – this is an important question to ask in late fall as we prepare our gardens for winter. By Cyndy Crist It’s the kind of question I’ve been pondering as a strange fall has left me struggling to decide when to complete the final tasks in my garden.  Yes, …

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College Care Package for the Girl: Late Fall/Halloween

College Care Package for the Girl:  The Categories Food – food is a standard category of course, but the type of food enjoyed is quite different between my daughter and my son, and will be unique to your student.  My daughter is a big fan of the hot pepper jellies we make, so I included …

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College Care Package for the Boy: Late Fall/Halloween

Halloween is a generally the point in time when I send out the second college care package to my two college-age students.  It is usually easy to find fun and creative items for the care package this time of the year, and that is my overall goal for the kids…add some levity to their full …

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College Care Packages: Ideas for Fall Packages

Girl Version of College Care Package My daughter is a senior in college this year (Bradley University in Illinois), but I don’t think they ever outgrow their love of receiving care packages.  She is somewhat nervous about being a senior and trying to figure out what comes next in her life, so the security of …

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