Monthly Archives: January 2018

When we look out our windows from our cozy living rooms in winter, we look at a winter landscape that, depending on the weather that particular day, appears to be lifeless. Nothing could be further from the truth.  According to entomologist Hugh Philip, who joined me recently on Garden Talk, the radio show I host […]

1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup molasses 1 large egg 2 cups flour 1 tbsp cocoa 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup finely chopped candied ginger 1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans In a […]

1 cup margarine 2 eggs 1 1/3 cups milk 2 tbsp (6 tsp) baking powder 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup cocoa powder 2 2/3 cup flour 2 tsp vanilla Option-1 cup chopped walnuts Cream margarine and sugar.  Add egg.  Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk.  Add nuts, if […]

Kids ask great questions don’t they?  I remember my daughter and me finding a ladybug outside.  After singing the “ladybug song” she turned to me and asked “Daddy, what do ladybugs do in the winter?” After telling her the story of finding ladybugs by the thousands hibernating as adults under rocks near the summit of […]