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Lawn-care basics: how much to cut, irrigate, fertilize

...too short. Take only a third of an inch off the top. "Shorter clippings break down more easily, allowing some of the natural nitrogen to return to the soil. If you cut too much at a time, the long clippings can cause stress on the grass...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-07/lawn-care-basics-how-much-to-cut
Outdoors
Ancient Art of Sushi made to perfection at Nikko Garden

...salted fish, fermented with rice, was an important source of protein. The cleaned fish were kept in rice so that the natural fermentation of the rice helped preserve the fish. After a couple of months of fermentation only the fish was consumed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-05-04/ancient-art-of-sushi-made-to-per
Dispatch
ENSTAR reminds drivers to be cautious along Bridge Access

ENSTAR is currently working in the City of Kenai off Bridge Access Road to directly tie the natural gas storage facility into ENSTAR's transmission lines. This will result in more efficient service and provide improved deliverability...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-18/enstar-reminds-drivers-to
Letters

...protect park resources.Too many people in the park can affect the trails, roads and wildlife, but they also can hinder the natural experience park users are seeking with crowds and noise, said Rick Fedorchak, chief of interpretation and education...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-04-12-2
Remember the warm spinach salad

...which usually are packed in a light syrup) for fresh oranges that are roasted at high heat just long enough to coax out the natural sweetness and add depth of flavor. Instead of using hot bacon grease for the warmth, I let the roasted oranges (and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-04-07/remember-the-warm
Food
Peninsula growers find opportunity with Rhodiola

...Illig said. The co-operative is working to ensure the strains of Rhodiola being grown domestically are close to the natural species, she said. "There's a lot of stress on the plant," Illig said. "By cultivating it, we can help protect...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-20/rhodiola-on-the-rise
News
Peninsula residents petition for new bike path

...For more than a decade, one roadblock for a bike path has been the unknown consequences the project would have on the natural habitat in the area, specifically regarding bird migration. "In the spring of 2002, a Bird Behavior Study was conducted...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/peninsula-residents-petition-for-new
News
Learning for Life: 'I pledge my head to clearer thinking'

...4-H'ers learn the skills needed to become good managers of time, materials and human capital.4-H builds upon the natural resilience of youth to help children and teens become thinking, responsible and helpful servant-leaders in our community...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-02-23/learning-for-life-i-pledge-my-h
Community
The Bookworm Sez: 'Endangered' proves hard to put down

...may be due to a mixture of characters, led by the wonderfully stoic, thoughtful Joe Pickett ? or it may be due to the natural beauty of which Box so perfectly describes.And in "Endangered," he does a lot of that: Pickett is sent all over...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-04-01/the-bookworm-sez-endan
Arts & Entertainment

...tool she still uses. The nibs were then - and still are - ground in a machine designed for grinding curry spices. The natural oil in the nibs and heat of the granite-stone grinding liquefies the chocolate.They made and sold the chocolate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-02-24-0
Food

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