Tag Archives: gardening

Brush, brush, brush your garden…

My sister-in-law's wall of beans.  PHOTO: Liz Iaquessa

Some people brush their hair, or their cat, or their teeth. We brush our garden. Viney plants such as peas, beans and cucumbers are easier to pick, and produce more fruit when off the ground. There are many ways to do this—stakes, metal cages, or netting—but pea brush is free, and the silvery grey branches […]

This Peary Godmother Makes a Mean Apple Pie

Kristy  Cunnane offers a taste of her apple pie filling

This is the season of abundance and fear. Our leisurely summer days seem endless, but autumn days bring urgency. Pick the last of the garden before frost, get the wood in, can those pears! Winter is breathing down our necks. Kristy Cunnane has apple pies in the oven and jars of spiced pears simmering on […]