At 3:30 am a week ago Friday, a quarter moon and stars shared the sky with a few clouds. Jay and I set off in the dark for southwestern Pennsylvania, aiming to reach the Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass factory by its 9:00 opening. Experience has taught us that to arrive even a half hour later would
Our summer squash harvest is abundant this year. Lest you think zucchini is never not abundant, I assure you that last year we had trouble getting the plants started and they petered out early. But come to think of it, I put enough grated squash in the freezer last summer that, despite frequent winter baking,
Rhubarb is such a traditional fruit. Its history goes back over 2700 years to China where the roots were used as a medicinal. Westerners have cultivated rhubarb for culinary purposes since the seventeenth or eighteenth century. Only the fleshy stalks are edible; the leaves are toxic, proven by the late folks who boiled and ate
During one of our early spring exhibits, a visitor told me how much he loved Swiss chard. So I bought a package of mixed-color chard seed and planted a row along with the other early spring crops. We had grown Swiss chard only once before, decades ago, after friends told us how much they loved
June 24 (10-4) & 25 (10-3) Friends of the Clymer Library Show at Tobyhanna Elementary Center, 398 Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350. * Ongoing: “Nesting Instinct” at B’s Floral Design, 131 Penn Ave, Scranton PA 18503. Past Nov 26 (10-5) & Nov 27 (10-3) Holiday Arts Festival at Skytop Lodge, Skytop PA Dec
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