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Zesty Garden- August 29

cover crops

On this Thursday’s show I have a conversation with USU Extension Soils Specialist, Grant Cardon. He says that one of the most important things we can do to improve our soils is to plant a cover crop, also known as green manure. It’s so easy to do and now is the time to plant. We’ll tell you what, when, where, how and why cover crops are so beneficial.

Snickerdoodles: the original recipe

snickerdoodle cookies original recipe
Listen to Petals and Prose for the original snickerdoodle recipe.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Mix together thoroughly:

1 c. soft shortening1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs

  • Sift together:

2 3/4 cups sifted GOLD MEDAL flour2 tsp. cream of tartar
1tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt

  • Mix two groups of ingredients.
  • Roll dough together into small walnut-sized balls.
  • Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cook the cookies until they are just brown.
  • Let cool on a cooling rack.
snickerdoodle cookies original recipe

Bryan Earl has been with UPR since 1993. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism and completed an internship at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon, before coming to UPR full-time. When not in his garden, Bryan loves to travel with his family, ride trains, ski at Beaver Mountain, and sing with the American Festival Chorus.