Recipe: Fresh apple muffins with vanilla yogurt.
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
Ricotta and lemon zest give brunch dish some tang
Taste Summer! E-cookbook
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For week of Oct. 1:
Make the most of this cooler weather. Get to work on your fall garden:
* October is the best month to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Plants become established – sending down deep, strong roots – faster in warm soil.
* Divide and replant perennials. Add a little well-aged compost and bone meal to the planting hole, but hold off on other fertilizers until spring. Keep the transplants well-watered (but not wet) for the first month as they become settled.
* Now is the time to plant seeds for many flowers directly into the garden, including cornflower, nasturtium, nigella, poppy, portulaca, sweet pea and stock.
* Plant seeds for radishes, bok choy, mustard, spinach and peas.
* Plant garlic and onions.
* Set out cool-weather bedding plants, including calendula, pansy, snapdragon, primrose and viola.
* Reseed and feed the lawn. Work on bare spots.
* Dig up corms and tubers of gladioli, dahlias and tuberous begonias after the foliage dies. Clean and store in a cool, dry place.
* Treat azaleas, gardenias and camellias with chelated iron if leaves are yellowing between the veins.
* Clean up the summer vegetable garden and compost disease-free foliage.
* Harvest pumpkins and winter squash.
Taste Spring! E-cookbook