Kathy Ensminger

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Prune Hydrangeas Now for Flowers Next Summer

http://frauzinnie.blogspot.com/2014/08/prune-hydrangeas-now-for-flowers-next.html<p>A garden blog from central Connecticut.

24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, …

Cooking

11 Things You Need To Know About Organizing In A Small Space

15 Gorgeous Spots That Take Us Back In Time...Without The Crowds

Sure, you could hop over to Paris or London or Rome for a bit of vacation and a history lesson. But wouldn't it be fun to go some place that isn't your typical tourist destination?<p>These 15 spots -- towns with charming medieval squares or even gorgeous old castles -- will provide all the history you …

10 Reasons to Go Color-Crazy in Your Kid's Room

6 Clever Ways to Customize Zucchini Bread

Making zucchini bread is a classic way to use up your bumper crop of zucchini (and to convince yourself that cake is healthy). Here are six steps to …

15 Pork Dishes You Should Definitely Be Eating for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Do you want to live to see your 100th birthday? Then start upping your pork intake.<p>Do you want to live to see your 100th birthday? Then start upping …

10 Great DIY Treats for Summer Camp Care Packages

When you’re a kid away at summer camp, there is nothing better than getting a care package from home filled with delicious homemade snacks. Here, 10 …

Chicken with Buttered Snap Peas and Tender Lettuces

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Cooked lettuces? Yes—but barely. When they hit the pan, they’ll pick up flavor from the chicken drippings, gently wilting and taking on the buttery sauce.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, cut into 10 pieces<p>Kosher salt …

Peas

How to Prolong Sweet Peas

Discover how to prolong your sweet pea crops, in Monty Don's practical video. Monty explains how picking at regular intervals will keep your plants …

Thinning seedlings produces incredible growth

It’s mid-July and I’m heading into the circle garden for a morning of editing. While this may sound more like a writing project than gardening, a …

Summer stars: 10 of the best seasonal plants - Telegraph

Top 10 facts about daisies

Here are the 10 most interesting things I could find out about daisies. If you can do better, there's room to comment at the bottom.<p>1 Daisies belong to one of the largest families of plants in the world<p>Daisies belong the family of 'vascular plants' - those which circulate nutrients and water …

Plants

Summer and Fall Produce Guide: What to Can, Freeze, Dry, Store, or Eat Right Now

The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now<p>Harvest season is high time for fresh produce. Between the leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, sweet berries, brassicas, and, well, just about …

Food Preservation