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With Kentuckians stuck at home, UK chef offers tips on turning those pantry staples into delicious meals

By Bob Perry and Danielle Donham University of Kentucky Many people have been trying their hand at baking and cooking new recipes in recent weeks, given all of the extra time spent at home. Baking bread has become one of the most popular quarantine activities for those looking to add new skills to their kitchen repertoire. That is, if you can find the ingredients at your grocery store. UKNow spoke...

Intrepid Urban Farmer: Hate rain, love rain, don’t/do need rain — gardening is a collision of emotions

By Ginger Dawson Special to KyForward I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had it with water. It just seems to be everywhere.  I turn on a faucet and it comes out. It always does. Sometimes it announces itself even when not summoned. Drip. Drip. Drip. This was in June after just a couple of days. Almost three inches. (Photos provided) But then, on occasion, when I’ve turned on the...

Intrepid Urban Farmer: Gardening — blunders, hard work, setbacks, rewards, joy, accomplishment

By Ginger Dawson Special to KyForward It seems that, in life, pursuits that are rewarding and give the greatest satisfaction are those things that are a challenge. Hard work and setbacks are the norm. Everything I’ve ever done that has given me a sense of accomplishment has ALWAYS required some level of aggravating diligence, and usually on some protracted timeline that has, in some cases, caused...

Chef John Foster: Aw, pumpkins already; seasons wane but summer’s vegetable variety will be missed

I saw my first pumpkin of the season in a neighbor’s front yard and the realization hit me that fall is coming. One of my farmers delivered an order to me this weekend with the warning that they would probably not have any more squash and zucchini this season. Sitting out on my porch this morning at 5 a.m. you could hear the clock tick, and the wheel slowly turn. Into one season and out of...