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Sun, Jul 02, 2023

Chilled berry soup a winner

Cool fruity appetizer for a hot summer night

Sun, Jun 25, 2023

Chocolate and zucchini belong together every summer

Bread is a greatest hit from the early days of the blog

Sun, Jun 18, 2023

These roast potatoes have a colorful difference

Recipe: Roasted purple potatoes with Provencal herbs

Sun, Jun 11, 2023

Love blueberry muffins? This coffee cake is for you

Recipe: Blueberry-lemon coffee cake with streusel topping.

Sun, Jun 04, 2023

Enjoy fresh apricots in an easy appetizer

Recipe: No cooking involved in this seasonal creation

Sun, May 28, 2023

Make a small batch of easy, lemony strawberry preserves

Recipe: Sunny strawberry-Meyer lemon preserves without added pectin

Sun, May 21, 2023

Bake a puffy cherry-berry pancake

Ricotta and lemon zest give brunch dish some tang

Sun, May 14, 2023

Easy fresh cherry muffins with an almond twist

Recipe: Almond flavor three ways enhances the fruit-filled muffins

Sun, May 07, 2023

Mellow radishes by applying some heat

Recipe: Roast these little root veggies with garlic

Sun, Apr 23, 2023

Enhance 'meh' strawberries for many uses

Recipe: Roasting the fruit concentrates flavors

Sun, Apr 16, 2023

These easy orange scones are for citrus lovers

Recipe: Orange-raisin sour cream scones with orange-vanilla glaze

Sun, Apr 09, 2023

Light and lemony, a potato salad for spring

Recipe: Celery adds crunch, mint lends an herbal note

Sun, Apr 02, 2023

Beets add unique color to breakfast hash

Recipe: Purple flannel hash patties with roasted beets

Sun, Mar 26, 2023

A sunny orange pie from a backyard windfall

This light dessert requires minimal stove time

Sun, Mar 19, 2023

Asparagus tart for spring

Greatest hits recipe: Ricotta cheese, phyllo part of a perfect brunch dish

Sun, Mar 12, 2023

Orange sugar cookies: Bites of sweet sunshine

Triple-orange sugar cookies with or without orange glaze

Sun, Mar 05, 2023

Lemony pasta is fast and fresh

Flavorful recipe can be a vegetarian main or lively side dish

Sun, Feb 26, 2023

Bok choy subs for spinach in this versatile egg dish

The two-in-one vegetable in a frittata variation

Sun, Feb 19, 2023

Fennel and white beans bake into warming side dish

Cheese-topped casserole a delicious winter recipe

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Garden Checklist for week of April 14

It's still not warm enough to transplant tomatoes directly in the ground, but we’re getting there.

* April is the last chance to plant citrus trees such as dwarf orange, lemon and kumquat. These trees also look good in landscaping and provide fresh fruit in winter.

* Smell orange blossoms? Feed citrus trees with a low dose of balanced fertilizer (such as 10-10-10) during bloom to help set fruit. Keep an eye out for ants.

* Apply slow-release fertilizer to the lawn.

* Thoroughly clean debris from the bottom of outdoor ponds or fountains.

* Spring brings a flush of rapid growth, and that means your garden needs nutrients. Fertilize shrubs and trees with a slow-release fertilizer. Or mulch with a 1-inch layer of compost.

* Azaleas and camellias looking a little yellow? If leaves are turning yellow between the veins, give them a boost with chelated iron.

* Trim dead flowers but not leaves from spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips. Those leaves gather energy to create next year's flowers. Also, give the bulbs a fertilizer boost after bloom.

* Pinch chrysanthemums back to 12 inches for fall flowers. Cut old stems to the ground.

* Mulch around plants to conserve moisture and control weeds.

* From seed, plant beans, beets, cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, melons, radishes and squash.

* Plant onion sets.

* In the flower garden, plant seeds for asters, cosmos, celosia, marigolds, salvia, sunflowers and zinnias.

* Transplant petunias, zinnias, geraniums and other summer bloomers.

* Plant perennials and dahlia tubers for summer bloom.

* Mid to late April is about the last chance to plant summer bulbs, such as gladiolus and tuberous begonias.

* Transplant lettuce seedlings. Choose varieties that mature quickly such as loose leaf.

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Muffins and pumpkin

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Taste Winter! E-cookbook

Lemon coconut pancakes

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