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Sun, Nov 27, 2022

Odd couple makes perfect red-green holiday side dish

'Rubied sprouts' feature two seasonal favorites

Sun, Nov 20, 2022

Enjoy mandarins in a creamy parfait

Try mandarins in an easy parfait dessert

Sun, Nov 13, 2022

Super-ripe persimmon pulp makes for plump cookie

Treat features fruit and a special ingredient

Sun, Nov 06, 2022

Little lime cookies deliver a pop of sweet-tart flavor

Citrus season starts just as days get shorter and chillier

Sun, Oct 30, 2022

This fall favorite uses a different orange fruit

It’s persimmon season! Try them in a baked pudding

Sun, Oct 23, 2022

Mini turnovers feature savory fall flavors

Pumpkin and herbed greens fill appetizers fit for a party

Sun, Oct 16, 2022

Best of both seasons in sheet-pan meal

Gnocchi roasted in the oven is a revelation

Sun, Oct 09, 2022

Inspired by France, this salad celebrates a change of seasons

Layer fresh Mediterranean vegetables for a colorful salad

Sun, Oct 02, 2022

Flip for a spiced pear cake this fall

Upside-down treat is perfect for brunch or dessert

Sun, Sep 25, 2022

Easy tomato soup tastes like the Big Tomato

Recipe: Fresh tomato soup uses only five ingredients.

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Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Nov. 27

Before the rain comes later in the week, take advantage of sunny, calm days:

* This may be your last chance this season for the first application of copper fungicide spray to peach and nectarine trees. Leaf curl, which shows up in the spring, is caused by a fungus that winters as spores on the limbs and around the tree in fallen leaves. Sprays are most effective now, but they need a few days of dry weather after application to really “stick.” If you haven’t yet, spray now.

* Rake and compost leaves, but dispose of any diseased plant material. For example, if peach and nectarine trees showed signs of leaf curl this year, clean up under trees and dispose of those leaves instead of composting.

* Make sure storm drains are clear of any debris.

* Give your azaleas, gardenias and camellias a boost with chelated iron.

* Trim chrysanthemums to 6 to 8 inches above the ground after they’re done blooming. Keep potted mums in their containers until next spring. Then, they can be planted in the ground, if desired, or repotted.

* Prune non-flowering trees and shrubs while dormant.

* Plant bulbs for spring bloom. Don’t forget the tulips chilling in the refrigerator. Other suggestions: daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, anemones and scillas.

* Seed wildflowers including California poppies.

* Also from seed, plant sweet pea, sweet alyssum, bachelor buttons and other spring flowers.

* Plant most trees and shrubs. This gives them plenty of time for root development before spring growth. They also benefit from winter rains.

* Set out cool-weather annuals such as pansies and snapdragons.

* Lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cool-season greens can be planted now.

* Plant garlic and onions.

* If you decide to use a living Christmas tree this year, keep it outside in a sunny location until Christmas week. This reduces stress on the young tree.

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