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2008-06-15 09:00:11

Q. I recently purchased property that had a very old peach tree on it. It produced very small, hard, inedible peaches . The trunk is very gnarled and bark is peeling off. Is there anything that can be done so the tree will produce edible fruit? - B. Hurst, Virginia Beach A. The best thing you can do with that gnarled tree is to cut it down and replace it with a new peach tree. Plant a small variety that is easy to spray and makes picking the peaches easier. Spring, fall or winter is a...

2006-12-06 10:55:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Taco Bell on Wednesday ordered the removal of green onions from its 5,800 restaurants nationwide after samples appeared to have a harsh strain of E. coli. The Irvine, Calif.-based company, whose restaurants were linked to a recent outbreak of E. coli in three states, said preliminary testing by an independent lab found positive results for the strain. "In an abundance of caution, we've decided to pull all green onions from our restaurants until we know conclusively...

2005-07-07 15:19:10

A baseball stadium may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for healthy foods, but researchers are finding that some ballpark favorites, including beer, contain compounds that are good for you "¦ in moderation, of course. Whether you plan to attend a game in person or watch one on television, consider these intriguing findings from studies originally published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: Sunflower seeds may lower...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'