…while looking back at January 16, March 2, and April 7th updates gives me new appreciation for the speed of dirt to wild native fields and dense..
…follows on the heels of others from Jan 16 and Mar 2, and today the reports are coming in of wildflower blooms, big fat broccoli heads, more kale than a kale-lover can consume, lines of leafy greens getting harder to keep up with by the day, meager strawberry harvests that allow for little more than ..
…is ready – and though it pains me to remove those pretty leaves in lots of shades of green from the garden – it’s also one of my favorite foods, an extremely critical addition to the spelt, lentil, carrot, leek, parsley, garlic, pot of soup stewing on the stove, so I’m just back from the ..
…was planted a few weeks ago in the new terraced beds I labored over for weeks, now finally paying off with some evidence of slow February vegetable growth, plus that lovely spectrum of dusty peculiar shades green only seen in cool-sea..
…is everything you want, using whatever is available, becoming whatever you need it to be, lasting for a while, feeding whoever shows up, and my weekly drill these days – and for dinner parties – gathering up all of the great soup-friendly produce at the local Atwater Village Farmers Market on Sundays, sautéing things like onions, ..
…oppressive and quaint, global and local, dominating and warm, standing side by side, on the same street, duki..
…near Termini is a destination this morning after tours of the playground of a nearby elementary school and the roof of an institution for the mentally handicapped – possible future homes for my Roman rooftop garden which will have to be relocated when I leave at the en..
…from the Roman rooftop – shelled twice and served fresh with pecorino are the classic May 1st Roman picnic dish – which we are enjoying a week earl..
…at the American Academy in Rome tonight (over the delightful food prepared in the kitchen she revolutionized, and presided over by the indomitable indefatigable Mona Talbott) was a highlight of autumnal Rome for me , as we sat for 3 hours absorbed in conversation about food, art, gardens, and culture occasionally interrupted by animated stories ..
…is looking great towards the end of the season, producing butternut squash, tomatoes, and lots of lea..
…is what I am calling this season’s kitchen garden which began with mixing up in a container all of the seeds for edibles that I have been collecting for the last few years but not able to plant, and spreading them around generously on the extremely fertile soil, newly covered with a thick layer of ..
…a suburb of my hometown of Minneapolis, is considering an ordinance to limit vegetable, fruit, and herbs in the front yard to 10 square feet – as reported by master gardener Rhonda Fleming Hayes in the Minneapolis St. Paul Star Tribune – I’d love to post a list of other communities with similar restrictions – ..
…arrived in the mail last night – the first advance copy of the new book from Metropolis Books and DAP which will be out in stores by early April – and I am so excited about all of the new content including essays by Will Allen of Growing Power and Eric Sanderson of The Mannahatta ..
…came over for tea and conversation about growing food, starting yoga, and an exciting new gardening book she’s working on which will be out next year, in the mean time you can follow her Germina..
…is stewing on the stove – and like my other favorite dishes these days, is primarily about one great fresh local ingredient with minimal preparation and very little else – started with baking halved squash (butternut today) with whole garlic and olive oil, which is then pureed and added to a pot of sauteed onions, ..
…are filling bags from the farmer’s market today, and seem to be all I crave lately, which is remarkable since they are the very few things that I despised, refused to eat, would dramatically gag on (especially beets) at the dinner table growing up, and in fact only recently have I developed a taste for ..