Tag : foodie

How to Grow & Forage: Miner’s Lettuce

  Miner’s lettuce is in full swing here in California, especially after a much awaited for rainy winter. It’s growing with a zeal I’ve not seen in years and popping up in places I’d forgotten it grew, surprising me at…

0 Comments / 178 View / March 31, 2017

The Best Tomato Varieties

  With more than 10,000 tomato varieties to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. But the answer is simple. The best tomato varieties are the ones you have room and time to grow,…

2 Comments / 294 View / February 27, 2017

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to try something new. Steamed is safe. Especially with a squeeze of lemon or tossed with…

0 Comments / 261 View / August 19, 2016

Pickled Beets 3 Ways

  Tom Robbins wrote in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, “Breathe properly. Stay Curious. And eat your beets.” If this is a recipe for a happy life, I’m in. Like you, I’ll make a few of my own adaptations and additions…

0 Comments / 202 View / August 11, 2016

Summer Forage: How to Make Elder Flower Cordial

  If you are what you eat, I’ll take flowers please! I’ve had elder flower cordial on my mind since last summer. The thought of buying ready made cordial is much less appealing than making it myself and, like so…

0 Comments / 242 View / July 20, 2016

Container Garden Carrots from Seed to Plate

  Behind every carrot is a carrot lover. If that’s not you, well maybe you haven’t had the luck to eat one that’s homegrown?  Warming weather reminds us it’s time to plant carrots. They’re one of the more challenging veggies to…

2 Comments / 403 View / April 25, 2016

Healthy Living: 3 Chai Tea Recipes for Any Season

  A hot drink of something is always good no matter the season. Tea is no exception, particularly tea laden with healing herbs. In fact, it’s amazing to think the right blend can aid the immune system, improve digestion, decrease…

0 Comments / 109 View / March 7, 2016

5 Spring Foraging Forays

  Plants have it figured out. They know when spring is here, when soil temperatures are just right for germinating seeds and when it’s time to bloom. At least I’d like to think that’s the case — climate change and…

6 Comments / 218 View / February 15, 2016

The Truth About Turnips: Recipes & Growing Tips

  Turnips. The often forgotten sibling of its more esteemed family members, mizuna, bok choy, Napa cabbage and tatsoi along with a handful of others. All share the same scientific name, Brassica rapa, which means they are essentially the same…

2 Comments / 197 View / February 4, 2016

Harvesting Pumpkins: Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

          We peeled off the highway, leaving bumper to bumper traffic for the quiet risk of side roads, and found this pumpkin patch. It was a lucky string of events. It always seems to be that…

0 Comments / 147 View / October 30, 2015