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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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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Comforting Casseroles

A casserole (French for “saucepan”) is a dish that is heavy, often lidded, oven-safe, and can be used as a serving dish as well as a cooking vessel. Casserole dishes are so convenient and widely used that the name has … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Vinegar

How about a nice glass of diluted vinegar with breakfast? Made by fermenting raw apple cider, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been touted in recent years for use as everything from a weight loss aid to an acne cure. The … Continue reading

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