Adirondack Daily Enterprise Country Kitchen, by Yvona Fasten-usTue, 31 May 2016 10:02:22 EDTTue, 31 May 2016 10:02:22 EDT Day brings on the summer cookouts started out colder than average, with a couple fleeting snowfalls - not uncommon here in the Adirondacks. But the weather is warming, and Memorial Day weekend is a harbinger of the summer cookout and picnic season.Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTGo wild with ramps, it snowed last week. But daffodils are blooming. The grass is green; the trees are leafing out, shadbush is in bloom and flowers adorn gardens. Spring is in full swing even in the North Country.Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTParsley and chives: spring duet"An herb is the friend of physicians and the praise of cooks." - Charlemagne Each spring, the earliest greens to show in our garden - in addition to dandelions - are the perennial chives and last year's parsley.Thu, 5 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTDandelions"Ridiculous as it sounds, we might be better off nutritionally if we threw away the crops that we so laboriously raise in our fields and gardens and ate the weeds that grow with no encouragement from us-indeed they grow despite all our strenuous...Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTPassover the end of March robins arrived, poking around any exposed soil in search of worms and bugs. Many celebrated Easter. Then winter returned. Now at the end of April, the lakes are open. Loons swim.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT