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
Gnocchi roasted in the oven is a revelation
Layer fresh Mediterranean vegetables for a colorful salad
Upside-down treat is perfect for brunch or dessert
Fresh tomato soup uses only five ingredients
Savor the taste of late-summer produce
Turn those early apples into an almost-fall treat
This creamy dessert won’t heat up the kitchen like most fruit pies.
Melon-avocado salad with lemon vinaigrette
Fragrant fruit melds well with peppers, cilantro
P.A.T. Chutney combines plums (or pluots), apricots and tomatoes
Tender corn and fresh tomatoes star in a no-sweat dish
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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.
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