Not all vegetables are destined to be grown as cold-weather crops, but a select several thrive through brisk bouts of ice and snow. Come frost or frigid forecasts, these cold-weather vegetable crops will persevere for a healthy harvest.
The first frost may signify that winter is coming, but don't let plummeting temperatures put the kibosh on your planting plans. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme aren't just lyrics to a Simon & Garfunkel song -- they also happen to be some of the herbs best-suited to a curated indoor environment. Senior garden editor Todd Carr reveals which herbs can thrive indoors, and how to treat them with proper TLC.
The meat can be cooked through step three up to three days in advance. Let it cool in the liquid in the pot, refrigerate, then transfer the pot to a 350 degrees oven and heat through, about 45 minutes, before straining the liquid and serving the dish.
In a stunning twist on the conventional candy cane, these minty cool sticks are recognizable no matter the exact incarnation. As was common when canes were first fashioned centuries ago, they're still hand-pulled, a task made easier by a second set of hands. Get the packaging how-to for the Peppermint Icicles.
Heady with ginger, clove, and nutmeg, these gingerbread caramels make sweet stocking stuffers and party favors. See Caramel-Filled Cones for the how-to. Caramels should be individually wrapped in cellophane or waxed paper to prevent them from sticking to one another.