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Wagons of Honey Bee Hives in the 110-Acre Cucumber Field of Wappel Farms in San Pierre, Ind. in 2013

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.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

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.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa, center, with Husband and Wife Former Newspaper Editors Pat and Sharon Rocchio

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.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am
Guy Shabtay Displays His Family Recipe for Israeli Salad

Guy Shabtay Displays His Family Recipe for Israeli Salad

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.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Israeli student shares perfect salad for Holy Week

FROM the FARM: Israeli student shares perfect salad for Holy Week

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Robertsdale reader likes easy 'table cucumber recipe'

FROM the FARM: Robertsdale reader likes easy 'table cucumber 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.

September 05, 2012 12:00 am
Valparaiso community garden was almost a no-grow

Valparaiso community garden was almost a no-grow

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.

July 11, 2012 7:15 pm
Pamela's Dad's Victory Garden Salad

Pamela's Dad's Victory Garden Salad

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.

August 10, 2011 12:00 am
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