How to Grow (and Eat) a Pawpaw

Plant in fall or spring. Kentucky State University’s nursery list is a good place to start your search for young trees, if local plant stores don’t stock them. You can also find plants (and seeds and fruit) through Facebook fan clubs, Craigslist, Nextdoor and Etsy. Ideally, plant in places with hot summers and cold winters,…

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The Promise of Pawpaw

PHILADELPHIA — The new pawpaw patch at the Woodlands, a sprawling historic property along the Schuylkill, still isn’t much to look at. But just give those trees time, said Alkebu-Lan Marcus, the farmer who tends to them. He knows his pawpaws will soon be excellent providers. The pawpaw is an ancient, native North American fruit…

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Brush Up Your Pie Skills

In the run-up to Thanksgiving, learning to make pie is a worthwhile skill. Kate McDermott, who wrote “Art of the Pie” four years ago and who has a new book, “Pie Camp,” will lead a series of three virtual classes in pie-making at the 92nd Street Y. The first one covers making dough. Next, the…

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Eat Your Way Around the World

These gift boxes from Culinary Backstreets are designed to create a vicarious trip to a city like Naples or Athens at a time when travel is on hold. The company offers food tours of more than a dozen cities, and has assembled worthwhile assortments of often hard-to-find items that represent five of the destinations: Athens,…

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Shopping for Beds

When you’re designing a bedroom, there’s no piece of furniture more important than the bed. “It’s everything,” said Jake Arnold, a British interior designer based in West Hollywood. “I always focus on what the finish, materials and proportions of the bed are before developing the rest of the space, because it dictates what happens with…

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