Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2003
Regional Report

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Sustainable Lawn Care
You'll find a wealth of lawn information on this Sustainable Lawn Maintenance site that's part of the Sustainable Urban Landscape series from the University of Minnesota. It's written in an easy-to-read format and is chock full of good information on how to mow, fertilize, select grass varieties, identify pests, and much more.


Who Can Resist a Ripe Caramel Pear? Caramel Pears for Two
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon or a stick
2 peeled pears, cored and cut into 1 inch wedges
2 tablespoons white rum

Bring first 4 ingredients to boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add pears and cook until tender (about 10 minutes). Pour rum into pan, cook 1 minute. Divide pears and sauce between 2 dishes.


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