Maryland Grows


Celebrating Pumpkin Weekend, Day 2

Halloween!! In Quebec, we say “Halloween!” and not “Trick-or-Treat!” As with every Sunday morning at the Donna-Nicolas House, we bake muffins and enjoy a pot or two of tea while reading the Sunday newspaper. For this edition we had pumpkin…

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As a gardener, there is much debate about whether or not to till a garden. My answer is why break a sweat when the squirrels can do the job for you! To protect our freshly planted flower bulbs, I needed…

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Pumpkin pancakes and oven pumpkin puree

It’s not from me but from my last edition of my Mens Health magazine. I would like to share with you these pumpkin recipes. Note from me: If you use a Jack-O-Lantern-style pumpkin for your puree, you will need…

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I see a Jack-O Lantern in my soup !

B’en quoi ! A pumpkin is a close relative to the squash and gourd with 3 species with many varieties available. Cucurbita moschata is the species for the butternut squash and the pumpkins for processing. Cucurbita pepo is the species…

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Preserving a cantaloupe ?

In home preserving, drying, canning, and freezing are the most common methods to use. For some veggies/fruits like tomatoes, the options for preserving are large; for others like cucumbers, the choices are more limited. Sure, you can ferment cucumbers, which…

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My Sunday afternoon hobby

This is an example of my Sunday afternoon hobby during summer time; nothing crazy, just normal stuff. My wife made the zucchini–apple soup (top left) and the zucchini bread (top right). We froze half of the soup (small containers) for…

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