Midsummer Disaster: Blossom End Rot

It’s every gardener’s nightmare: You spend all summer nurturing your lovely tomato and pepper plants along and when the time comes to pick the delicious fruits of your labor you discover they have ugly, black rotting splotches on the bottom of the fruit. You have fallen victim to the aptly-named Blossom End Rot (or BER).…

Recipe: Winter Squash Soup

This recipe makes good use of all those long-keeping vegetables that you have overwintered in your basement or garage. Use any vegetable that you have on hand. Choose vegetables for color contrast for a more colorful soup. Ingredients: 4 C winter squash (any variety), peeled and cubed 2 Tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp cayenne, or…