Entries by Engrid Winslow

Just what in the World is Drinking Vinegar (AKA “SHRUB”)?

History of Shrub By Engrid Winslow   Drinking vinegar originated in ancient Roman times as a pre-refrigeration manner of preserving seasonal produce (including vegetables, herbs and fruit). It had a resurgence as a popular drink in 17th and 18th century England where it was typically made with rum (or brandy), mixed with sugar and the […]

PRAISE FOR THE LOWLY CABBAGE

Heirloom Vegetable Seeds by Engrid Winslow Pity the lowly cabbage, which doesn’t get the love of its sexier brassica brothers and sisters such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower or kale. But this overlooked vegetable is plentiful and inexpensive at this type of year. Cabbage is also a breeze to grow and does great in cool […]

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SNAPDRAGON IN 2019

Wildflower Seeds By Engrid Winslow   Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) are one of the most widely grown and well-known flowers in the garden for many reasons. Children adore them because of the distinctive bloom of the dragon’s head shaped flowers with mouths that open and close when squeezed from both sides. Many gardeners associate them with […]

MAKE YOUR OWN SUET BALLS FOR BIRDS

Suet Ball Recipe By Engrid Winslow During the long cold winter months, fat is extremely important for many birds to survive. The species that especially love suet are woodpeckers and flickers, chickadees, wrens, goldfinches, juncos, cardinals, robins, jays, blackbirds and starlings. Be aware that raccoons, squirrels and mice are also attracted to suet balls so be […]

19 Uses for Summer Jam

List of uses for summer jam: by Engrid Winslow Swirl your favorite fruit jam into a bowl of yogurt and granola. In the bowl above, I blitzed some of the cranberry sauce with an immersion blender and swirled it into vanilla bean yogurt. Then I topped it off with some of the whole cranberries from […]

Christmas and Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen

Holiday Recipes by Engrid Winslow Whether you want to bring one of these along to gift a hostess or surprise a friend or neighbor, these are easy and fun Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen. They will be welcomed by the recipient as they appreciate your thoughtfulness and good taste.   HOT COCOA 1/2 cup granulated […]