Monthly Archive: October 2015

Watercress and mint still growing abundantly

Papal Cream Cake

From the looks of it, fall is in full swing. When I went for a morning stroll along my old country road, I saw that the leaves on the sassafras trees are butter yellow and the berries on the honeysuckle that border the road are red and plump. I stopped to pluck some seed heads …

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Harvest sponge pumpkin roll – freeze for holiday entertaining

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                                                             Harvest sponge pumpkin roll I can’t tell you how many hundreds of these we’ve made over the years for our Church bazaar and catering. My mouth waters just thinking about this! This recipe is for Patricia, who saw it demonstrated on TV. I usually don’t add nuts to the cake. If you follow directions, …

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10 Easy steps for growing herbs inside

Getting ready to bring herbs indoors

10 EASY STEPS INSIDE FOR GROWING HERBS INDOORS IN WINTER Trying to simulate an outdoor environment inside is sometimes difficult. Although you can’t replicate Mother Nature completely, you can do a pretty good job of wintering herbs indoors with these tips: 1. Beat the frost.   Dig and pot plants at least a few weeks …

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Freezing basil with Parmesan cheese

I wanted to share this recipe again since so many of you have asked for it. Really simple: Just make layers of shredded or grated Parmesano Reggiano and either whole basil leaves or chopped/torn. Start and end with Parmesan. Place in freezer safe containers. The cool thing is they not only flavor each other but …

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