Food For All Blog

Hark, the Harlequins are Closing In!

Mid-August is about the time of year when we really begin to see the Harlequin bug show up in our gardens. Widespread in Southern regions, Philadelphia and Chester County are about as far North as this pernicious pest has managed to establish itself.   The Harlequin...

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SAP America Hosts Garden Olympics

Weeds shriveled! Bugs scurried! The compost pile flipped its lid!   Triskeles was thrilled to help organize the first ever Garden Olympics at SAP America on August 16th. SAP America held its largest Take Your Child To Work Day, with nearly 300 young people in...

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When the Saints come mulching in

Saint-Gobain is putting down new roots and reaching new heights at its North American headquarters in Malvern. In the spring of 2017, the company partnered with Triskeles in an effort to address food insecurity in our region. As the newest member of the Food For All...

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Saint-Gobain Earns Impact Award

Triskeles is pleased to present Saint-Gobain with its Initial Impact award. This special recognition highlights and celebrates Saint-Gobain for the company’s outstanding achievement during their first year in partnership with Triskeles and the Food For All program...

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Cooking from the Garden

June 29th, 2016   Our previous posts touched on the health benefits associated with planting and caring for a garden, but the benefits of gardening are far reaching, extending into your kitchen and beyond. Cooking with what you grow in your garden is one of the...

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Cabbage Moth Destruction

  Cabbage Moth Destruction: By now, you have all experienced the sometimes very severe damage that the cabbage worm causes to your plants.  The cabbage worm is a caterpillar that is part of the life cycle of the white cabbage moth.  The moth lays its eggs on the...

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Summer’s Bounty

    During this transition time, when spring crops are on their way out and summer crops have established, make sure that your last beet roots will be harvested by July 10 or and your cabbages should all be harvested by now or no later than the last day of...

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Summer Plant Care

  Now that all of the summer crops are planted let’s talk about the ongoing plant care, and management of a select few vegetables that will be taking off in the summer heat. Tomatoes:  require staking and training.   Tomato stakes have to be installed about 2...

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Kale Salad with Apple, Cranberries and Pecans

Compliments of Cookie and Kate How To Make the Best Kale Salad Remove the ribs: Regardless of which variety of kale you choose (I love them all), you’ll first want to remove the tough ribs from the leaves. Use a chef’s knife to slice out the stems or just pull the...

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Garden Pests: Deer, Groundhogs, Geese and Insects

  Greetings Gardeners: Today we will talk about Pest Deterrent measures that you can employ in your gardens.               Humane Groundhog Trap                                           Groundhog                                                               Deer...

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Kohlrabi, What Do I Do With It?

Hello Gardeners and Cooks: Kohlrabi is a vegetable that few people have heard of, much less put into a recipe.  My first exposure to Kohlrabi was watching it slowly turn from a strange, turnip-like vegetable into a wilted, shriveled turnip-like vegetable.  I had no...

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Kohlrabi, Carrot and Potato Fritters

Kolhrabi,  Carrot and Potato Fritters Serves: 8 fritters What You Need 2 kohlrabi 1 carrot 1 potato 1 egg ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne ½ cup vegetable oil (enough for ¼-inch depth in a large skillet) ¼ teaspoon kosher salt sour cream or plain yogurt What...

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