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Swiss Chard Pancakes

In honor of World Food Day, I made Swiss Chard Pancakes and shared them at work. I was listening to the Splendid Table on NPR on Saturday and thought all of the recipes sounded really yummy. I was getting hungry…

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Combat stink bugs organically!

The Grow It Eat It test garden at the Home and Garden Information Center is no different than your home garden. We have brown marmorated stink bugs too! Here is what we are doing currently to battle the beast –…

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Do Tomatoes Get Cold Feet?

No, tomatoes really don’t get cold feet but, then, why do they need socks? For protection from the ubiquitous Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs! Two Maryland Food Gardeners have submitted photos of the “Tomato Socks” they created to protect their tomatoes….

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What are YOU looking at?

There IS some justice! Just what Maryland gardeners have been waiting for…a brown marmorated stink bug chomping, slurping, eating machine! This photo of a praying mantis devouring a BMSB was sent to us by Howard County Master Gardener Susan Levi-Goerlich….

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Butternut Squash and Portobello Mushroom Pasta

Well, since Erica did it, I can too. I just don’t even think about taking a picture of what I’m cooking until after it’s eaten. This one got rave reviews so I thought I’d share. Butternut Squash and Portobello Mushroom…

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Deer – smarter than we give them credit for!

Last Tuesday mid morning, I saw 2 deer inching their way toward my garden. Now, I knew that the solar powered electric fence I installed last year has been incredible at keeping deer away. My neighbor, Nancy, jokingly claims to…

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Surprise Apple Pie

OK, I’m not making this up. This pie actually fooled the foodies at HGIC…and that says something! Lynn Jacobson took home baseball bat sized zucchini from Bob Orazi and Jon Traunfeld, performed her magic, and turned them into Surprise Apple…

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