Fresh cherries better than cough drops

...crisp, sweet cherry. It is a pleasure...fleetingly each year. Cherries are a be the best cherry for eating. Rainier cherries were originally...knife. Sweet Cherry Fruit Salad with...Dressing 2 cups cherries, pitted 1 small...
Invasive species workshop slated Oct. 28-30 in Anchorage

...and preparing permits for elodea treatment. Other sessions will cover caribou control on Kagalaska Island, Anchorage bird cherry, using citizen science for detection of marine invasive species, and other research and management topics.Four hands-on...
Parallels in plant and animal reproduction

...I thought of plants simply as green things that we sometimes ate, or mowed down every week or so, or from which we picked cherries and apples. At some point, I realized that they also provided perches for birds and nesting places for gray squirrels. But...
Winter damage can be minimized by prompt action

...many otherwise hardy plants out of dormancy and then shocked them into fatal temperature traumas. Japanese maples, flowering cherries and crabapples, even early flowering Japanese quinces that had been planted in yards 40 years before were killed all over...
Sterling farmer seeks to open organic store

...Everything you see now has had a lot of tender, loving care," Sackkett said, gesturing to his rows of tomatoes that range from cherry-size to bulging, one-pounders. He has grown a strain of open pollinated, heirloom tomatoes for 30 years.Sackett has...
A holiday cookie for those of us who hate baking

...flexibility was a must.These cherry-chocolate drop cookies are...If you don't like dried cherries, substitute another dried...get on with the holidays.CHERRY-WHITE CHOCOLATE DROP COOKIESStart...well mixed in. Mix in the cherries, cranberries and chocolate...
3 creative takes on the classic Irish soda bread

...generous 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, dried cherries and dark chocolate.To create your own...protein; 300 mg sodium.DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHERRY SODA BREADFollow the main recipe, but...currants, stir in 1 cup chopped dried cherries and 1 cup chopped dark chocolate. Bake...
On the Trails: Going home, coming home

...flock.But perhaps the biggest treat was just wandering around in a forest of maples, hickories, big-tooth aspens, black cherries, white pines and various species of oak. I greatly miss the diversity of deciduous trees (especially the oaks) that comprise...
From the Garden: Sharing the passion is part of the delight

...nodding primroses (since you can't buy them anywhere) or digging up and passing on seedlings of the delicious Telephone Hill cherries can communicate delight and comradeship in a way as old as Babylon.Rare or common, exotic or indigenous, sharing treasures...
Foodie culture in the capital

...Alaskan sourdough. The bread varieties change daily (my favorite is Wednesday's Italian Chocolate Bread made with dried cherries). The bakery offers two sandwiches - avocado and dubliner cheese with mayo, red onion, lettuce and tomato, or Genoa salami...


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