Monthly Archives: September 2013

Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

A friend started her first backyard flock this summer.  After patiently waiting for the arrival of her first eggs, she was finally rewarded with a clutch of half a dozen or so waiting for her in one of the nesting … Continue reading

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Chow Chow Recipe

Often the last hurrah of summer canning, chow chow is a vinegar-based relish packed full of produce that may be lingering in the garden as summer turns to fall. Although it is most commonly anchored by green tomatoes, cabbage is … Continue reading

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Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I understand the appeal of whipping up a pumpkin pie using canned pumpkin pie filling and a ready-made crust. Really, I do. It’s fast, it’s easy, and sometimes you just want a pie and you want it now. But with … Continue reading

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How to Make Caramel Apples

Kraft Foods already had a strong foothold in the Halloween tradition with their popular individually wrapped caramels, tailor-made for dropping into the hungry bags of trick-or-treating ghosties and goblins. But they truly established themselves as a seasonal mainstay in the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cookie Recipe

Healthful cookies? Well, there’s no denying these decadent treats are full of sugar, butter and chocolate. But lurking inside is a little burst of nutrition. High in potassium, vitamin A, calcium and fiber, zucchini is good for the heart, bones … Continue reading

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Grass Guide: Fescue

A fine-textured yet hardy grass, fescue does very well in “in-between” zones where temperatures become too cool for warm weather varieties and also too hot for cool weather grass. Fescue does well in shade and also in areas where traffic … Continue reading

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How to Make Jalapeno Jelly

Fall’s first frost is looming and the last hurrah of pepper season is upon us. And it’s been a good one, with baskets, bags and bins brimming with bold jalapenos — the perfect excuse to cook up some jalapeno jelly. … Continue reading

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