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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

Sun, Feb 12, 2023

Pancakes take a lemony Hawaiian twist

Lemon and coconut work beautifully in corn cakes

Sun, Feb 05, 2023

Spiced orange muffins, but not always orange

Recipe: Baking and experimenting with fresh citrus fruit

Sun, Jan 29, 2023

Stir up a quick batch of marmalade

Ripe limes, lemons become breakfast treat -- no canning required

Sun, Jan 22, 2023

Meyer lemons, almonds team in heavenly dessert bars

In-season Meyers are sweeter, ideal for baking

Sun, Jan 15, 2023

Baked apples offer homey goodness of fruit

Easy and warming, this treat can be tailored to taste

Sun, Jan 08, 2023

Triple apple treat for any time of day

Applesauce, apple cider and fresh apples for flavor

Sun, Jan 01, 2023

This veggie-forward soup warms without weighing you down

Vegetarian tortilla soup is adaptable to all tastes

Sun, Dec 25, 2022

What to do with leftover rolls? Make dessert

Lemon bread pudding with Greek yogurt, raisins and almonds

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

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Taste Spring! E-cookbook

Strawberries

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Garden Checklist for week of May 19

Temperatures will be a bit higher than normal in the afternoons this week. Take care of chores early in the day – then enjoy the afternoon. It’s time to smell the roses.

* Plant, plant, plant! It’s prime planting season in the Sacramento area. If you haven’t already, it’s time to set out those tomato transplants along with peppers and eggplants. Pinch off any flowers on new transplants to make them concentrate on establishing roots instead of setting premature fruit.

* Direct-seed melons, cucumbers, summer squash, corn, radishes, pumpkins and annual herbs such as basil.

* Harvest cabbage, lettuce, peas and green onions.

* In the flower garden, direct-seed sunflowers, cosmos, salvia, zinnias, marigolds, celosia and asters.

* Plant dahlia tubers. Other perennials to set out include verbena, coreopsis, coneflower and astilbe.

* Transplant petunias, marigolds and perennial flowers such as astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia and verbena.

* Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, earwigs and aphids that want to dine on tender new growth.

* Feed summer bloomers with a balanced fertilizer.

* For continued bloom, cut off spent flowers on roses as well as other flowering plants.

* Don’t forget to water. Seedlings need moisture. Deep watering will help build strong roots and healthy plants.

* Add mulch to the garden to help keep that precious water from evaporating. Mulch also cuts down on weeds. But don’t let it mound around the stems or trunks of trees or shrubs. Leave about a 6-inch to 1-foot circle to avoid crown rot or other problems.

Taste Summer! E-cookbook

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Taste Fall! E-cookbook

Muffins and pumpkin

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Taste Winter! E-cookbook

Lemon coconut pancakes

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