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Make Fresh Summer Drinks with Shrubs

Make Fresh Summer Drinks with Shrubs

One of the ways folks preserved their fresh fruits in Colonial times was by making shrubs, a fruit, sugar and vinegar drink they could spike with brandy or rum. It's time for these old-fashioned drinks to make a delicious comeback.

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How to Make Watermelon Rind Pickles

How to Make Watermelon Rind Pickles

You can make the most of your watermelon harvest by picking the rind to enjoy later. Here's a simple method for making these sweet refrigerator "pickles."

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July in the Garden

July in the Garden

Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather than the usual 90s and so I can't...

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How to Enjoy The Cocktail Hour Garden

How to Enjoy The Cocktail Hour Garden

After all those hours planting and tending the vegetable and herb garden, it’s finally time to start enjoying it. C.L. Fornari’s newest book offers ideas for putting garden-fresh herbs to delicious use – with a twist.

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Herb Gardening with Cuban Oregano

Herb Gardening with Cuban Oregano

Cuban oregano is an easy-to-grow herb that goes by many names and has an especially distinctive flavor. Besides being a tasty replacement for regular oregano, the succulent leaves can be used as a natural insect repellant.

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Sights and Sounds of July in the Garden

Sights and Sounds of July in the Garden

The garden is getting into full swing now; plants are finally established and many are flowering or just beginning to fruit. This is one of my favorite times of being a gardener--the garden is still looking good, sort of tidy and not too weedy (versus the unkempt look of late summer and fall)--and still anticipating the first ripe tomato and hot chile pepper.

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