Harvesting carrots, summer dog and cat pests, easy peach strudel
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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Adrift in the liberating, late light
of August, delicate, frivolous,
they make their way to my front porch
and flutter near the glassed-in bulb,
translucent as a thought suddenly
wondered aloud, illumining the air
that's thick with honeysuckle and dusk.
–Jennifer O'Grady (b. 1963)
Andy Warhol (artist) was born on this day in 1928. John Hughes (writer & director) died on this day in 2009.
Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root vegetable that can be grow in many climates. Learn all about planting, growing, and harvesting carrots.
Cornstarch, Arrowroot, & Starches: What's the Difference?
Summer’s extreme heat may take the starch right out of you. But it’s the time of year to reach for one of the common cooking starches—cornstarch, arrowroot, tapioca, or potato starch—to thicken your berry pies, crisps and cobblers, garden-vegetable stir fries, and other foods. Why might you choose to use one kind of starch over the other?
Summer Pests That Affect Dogs and Cats
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…not only for us, but also for the companion animals in our lives. The family dogs and cats seem to enjoy summer fun as much as we do. But the warm months bring special challenges to pet owners—fleas, ticks, skunk encounters, and more!