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Garden Variety: Natural touches for your fall decor

There is something about fall, with its cooler temperatures and changing leaves, that seems to lure even the most minimalist of decorators into setting pumpkins on the porch. Perhaps the cheery orange color is hard to resist, or there is something appealing about seeing the fruits of the ...

Garden Variety: Protect your sunflower seed harvest from wildlife

Sunflowers add a splash of late-summer color to gardens and landscapes, but they are more than just pretty flowers. The seeds produced by these plants are a tasty treat for people and wildlife. Take steps now and in the coming weeks, as the flowers fade, to preserve the seeds for harvest this ...

Garden Variety: Jog your memory with a garden journal

Writing about successes and failures in the garden is a good way to ensure the successes are repeated and mistakes are avoided. Making notes about the garden, or journaling, can be done any time of year, but late summer — as the garden fades and harvest slows — is an optimal time to make ...

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Crave: Tried & true family recipes

If my house was burning down, the one item I’d grab would be a cookbook. But not just any cookbook — my great-grandmother’s handwritten recipes in an aged, olive-green, water-stained binder simply titled “Receipts,” the old-fashioned word for recipes. This binder represents my ...

Crave: Picnic perfection

A picnic is a great way to make the most of warm temperatures while they last. And what picnic would be complete without a pile of crispy fried chicken? Perfect Fried Chicken Ingredients: 1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut into serving pieces 1⁄2 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon ...

Crave: Edible flowers can make dinner vibrant and tasty, too

Starving for that delicious-looking appetizer, you reach for those crispy little nuggets of deep-fried mushrooms, but … What the heck? Golden and delectable, those morsels turn out to be tasty little dandelion flower buds that have been fried up soft, tender, and reminiscent of wild morel ...

Crave: Versatile eggs work at start, end of day

If you happen to be one of the growing number of people who own chickens, sooner or later you’ll be faced with the task of figuring out what to do when your hens have been particularly generous. How about trying a few new and different recipes that feature the very thing you need to use up? ...

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Garden Variety: Natural touches for your fall decor

There is something about fall, with its cooler temperatures and changing leaves, that seems to lure even the most minimalist of decorators into setting pumpkins on the porch. Perhaps the cheery orange color is hard to resist, or there is something appealing about seeing the fruits of the ...

Garden Variety: Protect your sunflower seed harvest from wildlife

Sunflowers add a splash of late-summer color to gardens and landscapes, but they are more than just pretty flowers. The seeds produced by these plants are a tasty treat for people and wildlife. Take steps now and in the coming weeks, as the flowers fade, to preserve the seeds for harvest this ...

Garden Variety: Getting the most of your winter squash crop

There are many kinds of squash, and the best time to harvest each is different. In particular, the winter squash group, which includes acorn, butternut, spaghetti, and other squash with hard mature rinds, can be difficult to know when to pick. Winter squash also has a longer shelf life (and in ...

Garden Variety: Know the signs, causes of tree decline

Late summer is often the time of year when trees that are struggling to survive succumb to environmental stresses and/or pests. They may put on an early show of fall color before dropping their leaves, or they may simply drop their leaves or needles. This happens with trees in natural settings ...