Early California history in spotlight at weekend event featuring maps, stamps, scrapbooks, photos and more.
Taste a variety of melons, attend Farmer Fred’s University, take a self-guided farm and garden tour, live music, and food.
The easy Heloise way is to hang them upside down somewhere that has air circulation, but is not hot or in sunlight.
DEAR READERS: Here’s how I use the stems of broccoli (why toss edible food out?), and it’s tasty too. I use a vegetable peeler to strip off the thick skin, then cut up the now-softer stems into small slivers. I add them to salads, soup or other veggies that I’m cooking. You even can add them to tuna salad, etc., for a little crunch.
Pick summer crops while planning for fall replacements.
DEAR HELOISE: I saw a recent newspaper article about not using fabric softeners when washing bath towels because it reduces the towels’ absorbency when too much liquid softener is used, or when dryer sheets are used every time. I have been using fabric softener for some time, and I have noticed the problem and wondered why.
Skip the disposal and save a lot of water.
Annual showcase wraps up its 2014 run this weekend.