Entries by Engrid Winslow

WHAT’S BUGGING YOUR GARDEN

By Engrid Winslow Mysterious holes in the leaves of your favorite rose? Earwigs buried deep in the leaves of your lettuce? Flea beetles mangling your perennials and vegetables? Most people are averse to creepy crawlies in their gardens but, please, BEFORE you reach for the chemicals to blast them into the stratosphere, consider that all […]

 

PLEASE PASS THE PEAS

By Engrid Winslow   “How luscious lies the pea within the pod” – Emily Dickson wrote and most of us would agree that fresh peas are a hallmark of early summer produce. The origin of peas is shrouded in mystery as it is a food plant so ancient that the earliest preserved specimens date from […]

 

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICKS DAY WITH IRISH SODA BREAD

By Engrid Winslow The tradition of Irish soda bread is a much newer invention than the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day which began in 400 B.C.  A bread made without yeast to leaven it was first reported in the Americas when settlers and indigenous people used potash before the invention of baking soda in the […]

 

GO BEYOND ICEBERG LETTUCE

By Engrid Winslow There are many different types of lettuce and perhaps you were wondering how to use these various types. Here’s a general description of some different types which will take you beyond the traditional iceberg followed by a quick tutorial on growing them. Butterhead/Buttercrunch/Bibb/Boston – Any of the “B” lettuces form loose heads […]