Wagons of Honey Bee Hives in the 110-Acre Cucumber Field of Wappel Farms in San Pierre, Ind. in 2013
Wagons of swarming honey bee hives supply hard-working buzzing pollinators to tend to the delicate blossoms in the 110-acre cucumber field at Wappel Farms along Highway 10 in San Pierre, Ind. in Summer 2013.
While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa, center, with Husband and Wife Former Newspaper Editors Pat and Sharon Rocchio
Times Columnist Philip Potempa, center, greets husband and wife former newspaper editors Pat and Sharon Rocchio with a basket bounty of farm-fresh vegetables and homemade jams, pickles and wines from the Region while reunited this week in Indianapolis.
Valparaiso University student Guy Shabtay displays his family recipe for Israeli Salad, a simple combination of diced fresh vegetables, including cucumber, onion and tomatoes, tossed with olive oil and lemon juice.
Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.
Thank you to the many readers who participated in a parade of friendly canines for last Saturday's charity pet event in Robertsdale near Whiting and Hammond.
VALPARAISO | It was beginning to look like someone put a curse on the city's effort to start community gardens to grow vegetables for needy families.
A simple fresh garden mixture of sliced yellow heirloom tomatoes, green pepper and cucumber, drenched in champagne vinegar with a splash of oil creates a tasteful flavor combination.
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