Greatest hits recipe: Ricotta cheese, phyllo part of a perfect brunch dish
Flavorful recipe can be a vegetarian main or lively side dish
Recipe: Bok choy bake with eggs and cheese
Cheese-topped casserole a delicious winter recipe
Recipe: Baking and experimenting with fresh citrus fruit
Ripe limes, lemons become breakfast treat -- no canning required
In-season Meyers are sweeter, ideal for baking
Easy and warming, this treat can be tailored to taste
Applesauce, apple cider and fresh apples for flavor
Vegetarian tortilla soup is adaptable to all tastes
Recipe: Lemon bread pudding with Greek yogurt, raisins and almonds
Recipe: Pears contrast with tart cranberries
Brighten the day with this fruity winter salad
A Sunday recipe for a cold winter day
'Rubied sprouts' feature two seasonal favorites
Try mandarins in an easy parfait dessert
Treat features fruit and a special ingredient
Citrus season starts just as days get shorter and chillier
It’s persimmon season! Try them in a baked pudding
Pumpkin and herbed greens fill appetizers fit for a party
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Dig In: Garden Checklist
For week of March 19:
Spring will start a bit soggy, but there’s still plenty to do between showers:
* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.
* Watch out for aphids. Wash off plants with strong blast from the hose.
* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.
* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.
* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.
* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to fight blossom blight.
* Feed citrus trees as they start to blossom.
* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.
* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.
* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.
* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.
* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.
* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.
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