Monthly Archives: October 2013

Apple Crisp Pizza Recipe

What’s your favorite pizza topping? For many, it’s pepperoni or sausage. Others prefer mushrooms or peppers. But what about peaches, strawberries or pears? Pizza has been around in some form or another since the time of the ancient Greeks. The … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe

One of my favorite fall traditions is a family trip to one of the many “you-pick-’em” apple orchards. Hand picking our own crisp and delicious apples is the headline, of course, but there’s always so much more to do. Crafts, … Continue reading

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How to Kill Poison Ivy

“Leaves of three, leave them be.” This old adage explaining how to spot poison ivy has likely saved many a hiker from traipsing through patches of the toxic plant. Although birds and animals are unaffected by the effects of Toxicodendron radicans (poison … Continue reading

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Crabapple Jelly Recipe

Crabapple trees are popular ornamentals. Small to medium in size, the drought-tolerant trees are fairly low maintenance and offer colorful blooms in springtime. In the fall, the trees provide a second burst of color as the fruit emerges. In colors … Continue reading

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Banishing Bunnies from the Garden

Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, who were good little bunnies, went down the lane to gather blackberries. But Peter, who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor’s garden, and squeezed under the gate! First he ate some lettuces and some … Continue reading

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Cooking the CSA: Collard Greens

When the weather turns cool, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) lovers notice a drastic shift in what they find inside that weekly box. The corn fades away. Nary a tomato in sight.  Sure, we can always count on a variety of … Continue reading

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How to Can Pumpkins

Preparing pumpkin for use in soups or pies is surprisingly easy. Forty-five minutes of roasting is all it takes to produce a fresh puree that truly puts the “homemade” in homemade seasonal baked goods. Sadly, pumpkin season will end all … Continue reading

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