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Still time to plant vegetables

Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Planting now extends the harvest season for greater yield without expanding the garden. Start by looking for vacant spaces in the vegetable garden. Fill areas that were not planted this spring or replant rows of quick ...

Keep your garden looking its best all summer long

Summer means hot and often dry weather for many gardeners. Keep your garden looking its best with less water and maintenance throughout the summer. Spread a layer of organic mulch like leaves, evergreen needles or woodchips on the soil surrounding plants. This helps keep plant roots cool, ...

NDSU Extension Master Gardeners honored for volunteer service

BURLINGTON – Several Master Gardeners were honored during the North Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener Program awards ceremony held June 26 at Wildwood Country Club, Burlington. Garden and yard tours were held before the awards ceremony. The Extension Master Gardener ...

Canned black beans speed a hearty stew

Dried beans and their overnight soaks taste great but often aren’t worth the advance planning for many weeknight meals. Enter canned beans, which are terrific when paired with the right seasonings. And since beans and grains are a staple of cuisines everywhere, we have plenty of flavor ...

Spice cabinet shortcut speeds up this Kurdish braise

The elaborate pilafs, roasts and other celebratory dishes of the Middle East often take time that home cooks don’t have. But they still can provide ample fodder for inspiration. At Milk Street, we’ve found ways to streamline these traditions into weeknight-friendly meals. One such dish ...

Let’s Cook: Dates designed to dazzle

Thank you, readers, for the fine response to the date pinwheel cookies in the last column. Several of you suggested that you would be like to see more recipes about dates. Simply put, dates are designed to please the palate. Because they can be used in a variety of ways in baking, they are ...