Entries by Engrid Winslow

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 […]

 

PRAISE FOR THE LOWLY CABBAGE

by Engrid Winslow Pity the lowly cabbage, which doesn’t get the love of its sexier brassica brothers and sisters such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower or kale. But this overlooked vegetable is plentiful and inexpensive at this type of year. Cabbage is also a breeze to grow and does great in cool spring and fall […]