Ruthann Fleenor

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The 100 best novels: No 92 – Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (1981)

Marilynne Robinson’s tale of orphaned sisters and their oddball aunt in a remote Idaho town is admired by everyone from Barack Obama to Bret Easton Ellis<p>Ever since President Obama identified <i>Gilead</i> as one of his favourite contemporary books, Marilynne Robinson’s reputation has been dominated by her …

How to Grow Your Own Tomatoes, Part 3: Staking, Training and Pruning

Tomato beds have an unfair reputation as the messiest, ugliest, most disease-ridden parts of a vegetable garden. To keep them from devolving to this …

Gardening

Landscape Ideas: 11 Ways to Make Your Garden Dog Friendly

I don’t know about your dogs. But mine need to be distracted in the garden to prevent destructive behavior. Like toddlers. As surely as you can …

INNA jam + INNA shrub + INNA pickle + INNA pinch + INNA snacks

We make single-varietal jams! and shrubs! and pickled fruit! and chili salts! and fruit snacks! from organic fruit grown within 150 miles of our …

Snacks

Plum Shrub

A vinegar-based fruit syrup that can either be enjoyed on its own, mixed with a little seltzer, or in a cocktail.<p>Servings: about 1 cup<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1/2 …

Recipe Roundup: 10 Shrub Recipes for Summer Fruit

What to do with a bushel of nearly gone fruit? Thrifty American colonists added sugar and vinegar to make a sweet and sour syrup that would last the …

Gin and Jam

• Add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and jam to your mixing glass.<br>• Add ice and shake for 10 seconds.<br>• Strain into a double old fashioned glass over …

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, <b>Lime Samui Villa 4</b> offers guests spectacular coastal views of …

We pick the 10 best first class airline amenity kits -

I remember the days when upper class travellers were subjected to a pouch filled with toothpaste and oily moisturisers. These days, deluxe toiletries …

Gardening 101: Dahlias

Dahlia: “The Valley Girl”<p>The dahlia, discovered by early Spanish explorers in warm South American climes, actually means “valley flower” in Swedish …

Best Professional Landscape Winner: Adam Woodruff & Associates

The winner of the Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Professional Landscape is Adam Woodruff & Associates of St. Louis, Missouri.<p>Their project …

Extreme Photo of the Week: Summer skiing in the Beartooth Mountains, Montana. http://on.natgeo.com/YM0tcN Photograph by Max Lowe

Holmegaard Meantime Jar with Lid

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DIY: Scented Candles to Repel Insects, Not Humans

Whenever I catch a whiff of citronella, I’m taken back to family camping trips. We had an oily bug repellent in a sticky brown bottle that we’d pass …

Best Edible Garden Winner: Britton Shepard

The winner of the Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Edible Garden is Britton Shepard of Fall City, Washington.<p>His project was chosen as a …

See How to Make Great Fried Rice at Home: Tips + Video

How to make killer fried rice at home, with tips and video from Hot Joy, one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America 2014<p>It's midnight. You're buzzed. You're craving the entire menu at <b>Hot Joy</b> (our no. 7 Best New Restaurant of 2014), especially the fried rice. In fact, the fried rice is so …

Road Trip: Nebraska's Pioneer Trail

Follow a trail dotted with pioneers' legacy: historical villages, preserved log cabins, and lots of memorabilia.<p>Follow the migration of sandhill cranes into this heartland oasis steeped in the history of hardy 19th-century pioneers.<p>The south-central portion of Nebraska is dotted with the pioneer's …

The Culture Shock of Coming Home

We shuffled off the plane in Miami at 6:30 in the morning, our stream of passengers merging with other streams of passengers all flowing toward Baggage Claim and Customs. We entered a wider portion of the hall where large armed men held their ground in the middle of the crowd, scanning for people …