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Substitutions beat deprivation
Eubank enjoys favorites by altering her recipes
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By TARA LUCAS - Bulletin Accent Writer

Ashley Eubank likes to satisfy her sweet tooth in the healthiest way possible.

She prepares many of her grandmother Carol Kessler’s recipes with a few changes along the way. Instead of using eggs and dairy whole milk, Eubank uses egg whites and almond milk. She also uses Splenda in place of sugar.

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Here's what to do with all these tomatoes of summer
Around the table
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When Mama moved to Martinsville, my sister and I were determined to help her feel more at home by recreating some of the things she left behind.

Everything fell right into place inside the house, but outside was a different story.

Mama’s backyard in Galax was beautiful. When we were kids, it was separated from our neighbor’s yard by a big flower bed.

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Country garden, city garden
Ratcliff, Gardner share tips for growing vegetables
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By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Accent Editor

Whether your vegetable garden is on a big scale in the country or compact in town, tricks and practices will help you manage it efficiently.

Mike Ratcliff’s huge rural garden is successful, despite not having access to utilities. Meanwhile, Marty Gardner of Martinsville’s small plot in town creates big harvests.

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Fall-crop planting guide
Out with the old, in with the new:
By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Accent Editor

Squash vines are withering, tomatoes are getting blight and corn is spent. The new stars of the vegetable garden will be cole crops, broccoli, spinach, greens and other cool-season plants people are planting right now.

Mike Ratcliff, who gardens a 100- by 75-foot plot in Dyers Store, is getting the last of his summer produce. He plans to till up the soil and plant turnips by Labor Day. Marty Gardner’s Martinsville garden already has tiny seedlings of spinach, beets and kale coming up.

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Henry’s at it again
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By HOLLY KOZELSKY - Bulletin Accent Editor

Henry does nothing all day long but go about trying to prove his manhood.

Finally, he’s succeeded. He’s a dad.

Last Sunday, a little chick hatched. So far, she looks nothing like her father, who appears to be a Rhode Island Red. Of course, most chicks look the same — like little yellow fluffballs.

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