Garden Notes & Recipes

Easter Cookie Pie

April 5, 2021
Easter chocolate candy

Put your leftover Easter candy to good use!   INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE:   1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened 3/4 C sugar 1 egg…

Read More

Brown Sugar Shortbread Bars

March 29, 2021
BROWN SUGAR SHORTBREAD BARS

A tasty, gooey treat with an irresistible chocolate topping! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup salted butter (room temperature) 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1…

Read More

Landscape Plants You Should Start Fertilizing Now

March 29, 2021
lilac shrubs blooming in spring

Knowing how and when to feed our garden is key to getting our landscape plants looking and feeling their best.   You’re late, you’re late,…

Read More

Getting Your Houseplants in the Swing of Spring

March 22, 2021
woman with houseplants

Haul out your supplies and dust off some leaves, it’s time to get your houseplants shiny for spring!   Haul out your supplies and dust…

Read More

Grilled Zucchini and Squash

March 22, 2021
Grilled Zucchini and Squash

INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 cup minced shallot 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves…

Read More

Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce

March 15, 2021
Irish apple cake

Bring the luck of the Irish home with this dense and delicious cake smothered in tasty custard sauce.   CAKE INGREDIENTS:   3 cups cake…

Read More

Spring Fruit Tree Care

March 15, 2021
picking apple from tree

Spring into your juiciest year yet with these springtime fruit tree care tips!   Spring is the perfect time to get your fruit trees ready…

Read More

Sweet Corn Relish

March 8, 2021
Sweet Corn Relish recipe

This super-easy, sweet-and-spicy relish complements a wide variety of dishes!   INGREDIENTS:   3 ears corn, husks and silks removed Kosher salt 2/3 up white-wine…

Read More

Caring for Shamrock Houseplants

March 8, 2021
purple Oxalis houseplant

Bring the luck of the Irish into your home with shamrock plants! Here are tips for caring for these easy houseplants.     Nothing says…

Read More

Coffee Bean Cookies

March 1, 2021
cookies shaped like coffee beans

Pack a few of these zippy cookies to replace your 3-o’clock-slouch cuppa joe!   INGREDIENTS:    1/2 tablespoon instant coffee 1 tablespoon Iowa coffee liqueur…

Read More