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Citrusy Spruce Glazed Shortbread

via Citrusy Spruce Glazed Shortbread: Flavour Of The Forest

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November Silver Spoon Award

The Silver Spoon


November Winner of The Silver Spoon Award goes to Bernie Harris for Buffalo Chicken Dip.

There were many excellent contenders for the prize in November, but this recipe won out.  Congratulation Bernie!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 cans (12.5 ozs) chunk chicken breast in water
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese-we did not include this
1/2 cup buffalo flavor red-hot sauce (Franks)
Heat oven to 350 F.
Mix cream cheese, blue cheese, salad dressing, hot sauce together until smooth
Place in 9-13 dish and stir in chicken
Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is bubbling
Serve with toast points, chips or raw veggies


Demonstration Night 2017

September 26 Demonstration Night as a part of our annual Gardening Classes – informative and entertaining.  Bernie H. taught us the best way to plant a container garden…many tips & tricks included as well as reminding us all what to expect from our upcoming guided tour of Cheekwood on Saturday September 30.  Judy S. treated us to a presentation on the many types of basil and their uses & gave out seeds & recipes to those interested.  Joann A. talked about the herbs Rosemary & Lavender while displaying a lovely craft & herb resources.  Linda H. taught soil identification & the steps to making Comfrey Salve.  Linda A. brought in a good selection of Container Finishing items to make our container gardens look seasonally fresh, decorative, and more attractive.  Pollinator & Soil Static Displays with plenty of handouts available were toured during our break.  One lucky member won a huge fern from Virginia F. for answering an herb question.  Lots of great door prizes were awarded.


Diagnosing Plant Problems: Insects

This week, our class lecture was on Insects with Dr. David Cook.  Year after year, this is a favorite with our students and members.  Insects and their role in our gardens and lawns are a crucial subject for gardeners.  For anyone who missed the lecture, this slideshow from NDPN is a short review.

MODULE 4 – Diagnosing Plant Problems: Insects & Arthropods This publication can be used for non-profit, educational use only purposes. Photographers retain copyright to photographs or other images contained in this publication as cited. This material was developed as a core training module for NPDN First Detector Training. Authors and the website should be properly cited. Images or photographs should also be properly cited and credited to the original source. Publication Number: 0008 Publication Date: December 2006 Publication Details