Recipe: Spiced coffee cake an ideal treat for early-fall breakfast
Recipe: Leftover beef pairs with fresh tomatoes, carrots, potatoes and green beans
Recipe: Easy cake can be gluten-free, too
Recipe: Grilled chicken breasts with watermelon salsa
Recipe: Roasting the tomatoes adds extra flavor
Recipe: Try this classic with cherries, peaches or other favorites
Recipe: Onions, garlic add to this summer side dish
Recipe: Easy fig compote with orange and vanilla
Recipe: Chunky or smooth, it's the fresh flavor of summer
Recipe: Cocktail features just-squeezed tomato juice
Recipe: Peaches and cookies chill in a cool treat
Recipe: Spinach-mushroom-pancetta frittata for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Cool fruity appetizer for a hot summer night
Bread is a greatest hit from the early days of the blog
Recipe: Roasted purple potatoes with Provencal herbs
Recipe: Blueberry-lemon coffee cake with streusel topping.
Recipe: No cooking involved in this seasonal creation
Recipe: Sunny strawberry-Meyer lemon preserves without added pectin
Taste Summer! E-cookbook
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For week of Sept. 24:
This week our weather will be just right for fall gardening. What are you waiting for?
* Now is the time to plant for fall. The warm soil will get these veggies off to a fast start.
* Keep harvesting tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons and eggplant. Tomatoes may ripen faster off the vine and sitting on the kitchen counter.
* Compost annuals and vegetable crops that have finished producing.
* Cultivate and add compost to the soil to replenish its nutrients for fall and winter vegetables and flowers.
* Fertilize deciduous fruit trees.
* Plant onions, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, bok choy, spinach and potatoes directly into the vegetable beds.
* Transplant cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower as well as lettuce seedlings.
* Sow seeds of California poppies, clarkia and African daisies.
* Transplant cool-weather annuals such as pansies, violas, fairy primroses, calendulas, stocks and snapdragons.
* Divide and replant bulbs, rhizomes and perennials. That includes bearded iris; if they haven’t bloomed in three years, it’s time to dig them up and divide their rhizomes.
* Dig up and divide daylilies as they complete their bloom cycle.
* Divide and transplant peonies that have become overcrowded. Replant with “eyes” about an inch below the soil surface.
* Late September is ideal for sowing a new lawn or re-seeding bare spots.
Taste Spring! E-cookbook