Potato Blight

The return of late potato blight:** Home gardeners beware: This year, late blight — a destructive infectious disease that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s- — is killing tomato and potato plants in gardens and on commercial farms in the eastern United States. In addition, basil downy mildew is affecting plants in the … More Potato Blight

George Washington’s Family Cookbooks

Martha Washington’s cookbook tells a tale, one that really needs no elaboration:  George went through life toothless. Recipes for soft puddings, quidonys (a type of fruit preserve), and jellies abound. Of course, puddings testified in part to the, well, Englishness of the Father of Our Country and his wife. But the fact of the matter … More George Washington’s Family Cookbooks