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Bell Pepper, Recipe, Stuffed Pepper -

Stuffed Bell Peppers 2 tbs. olive oil plus extra 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 6 white button or crimini mushrooms, sliced 12 oz. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed 12 oz. marinara sauce 1 teaspoon, Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn 1 cup cooked rice 6 oz. chicken broth 4 bell peppers of roughly equivalent size, stemmed and seeded 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the olive oil to large skillet, heat for 1 minute over medium...

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Cucumber, Recipe, Salad -

Giglio Cool Cucumber Salad Recipe Vinaigrette Dressing 1⁄2 cup medium Red Onion 3-4 medium Tomatoes 1-2 medium Cucumbers 1 cup Olive Oil 1⁄4 cup Aged Balsamic Vinegar 1⁄2 tsp. Salt 1⁄4 tsp.Pepper 1⁄4 tsp. Basil 1⁄4 tsp. Oregano (optional) Head of Lettuce Chopped (optional) 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard Directions:  Slice Cucumbers 1⁄2” thick and cut in half.  Cut Tomato into 3/4 inch pie chunks. Slice Onion into 1⁄4” slices. (optional) Chopped Lettuce. Mix Olive oil, Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Basil, Oregano and Dijon Mustard in a mixing *container. Pour over vegetables and chill. During mixing, taste-test your dressing to see if it needs more or...

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Blossom End Rot (BER)

Blossom End Rot is a physiological disorder of tomatoes (and other vegetables) where the tissue of the blossom end of the fruit (the part of the fruit opposite the stem) breaks down and rots, thus reducing yield.

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Cedar-Apple Rust (CAR)  (Article courtesy of Fertilome) Apple, Hawthorn and Quince Rust are closely related rust diseases that require two hosts to complete their life cycle. All three rusts can infect most varieties of Eastern Red Cedar as well as many other junipers.  Cedar-apple rust infects mostly apple and crabapple. Cedarhawthorn rust infects those, as well as quince, serviceberry, pear, and hawthorn. Cedar-quince rust infects all of those - plus mountain-ash, cotoneaster, chokeberry, and quince.  Spores start out as galls on cedars, (see images) These galls show up about 7 months after infection. After about 18 months, in the rainy...

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HummingBird Favorites   Keep something in bloom continuously during the time hummingbirds are expected in your area. Native plants are a good place to start but don't limit yourself. Much effort has gone into developing flowers that hummers love! Hummingbird favorites usually (but not always) have long, tubular blossoms that are red, orange, yellow, or blue, especially blue Salvia species; the shape limits insect access to the nectar inside. Hummers like blossoms with lots of concentrated nectar, preferring sucrose. Listed below are some of the best plant families for "natural nectar."           ABUTILON, Chinese Bell Flower,...

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