Several downtown Lawrence restaurants have signed on to participate in the city’s first Restaurant Week next month. The restaurants, which include 715, Free State Brewing Company and Limestone Pizza, will sell discounted lunches and dinners Sept. 14-20.
These are my 4 thornless blackberry plants. I have picked about 5 pints this year. The late winter harsh weather froze back the plants. I should have been picking many quarts this year! Of course, I have to share them with the birds. Last year I put a net over the entire patch. What a mess. No more. I meant to put out disposable aluminum pie pans on string to scare the birds but never got around to it. Next year I will. -- Donna Bagby
Ground cherries, a fruit that has a husk similar to tomatillos, are popping up at farmers markets in the Kansas City area. The little gumball shaped fruit have an intriguing taste — cereal at first followed by a reminiscence of a cherry tomato and sweetness of a ripe cherry.
Hibiscus Gose, a new sour wheat beer in Boulevard’s experimental Backroads Beers series, hits shelves in Kansas City on Tuesday. Next week, the Kansas City brewery releases Bob’s ‘47 Oktoberfest, a fall seasonal with a toasted malt flavor.
QUESTION: What is happening to my lilac bushes? They appear to be dying. - Marilyn ...............................ANSWER: Thanks for including the photo as that helps a lot. It appears that the bush is growing along a gravel path. It also appears that more of the dieback is on the gravel side. Let’s start with the simple. Has anything been applied to the gravel path? Ice melt last winter? Weed control products? Dennis – Johnson County K-State Extension Horticulture Agent ... FOR THE COMPLETE ANSWER, READ ON...
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I’m headed for college shortly, and I can’t help but worry about the pressures I’ll face as a Christian. It’s a large state university, and from what my friends tell me it’s not a very easy place to be a Christian. Am I making a mistake going there? — P.T.