Tag : Harvest

What To Do With a Bumper Crop

  When it’s time to plant spring veggies, I do so with visions of summer bumper crops. At least with crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans. The thought of harvesting more green beans than my family could possibly eat…

0 Comments / 194 View / September 5, 2017

Community Squeeze: 5 Key Takeaways From Gleaning & Food Making

  Fall comes and I’m reminded my garden is far bigger than the confines of the backyard. In fall, apple trees, figs, persimmons, and fall flowers reveal what they’ve been working on all summer and suddenly they’re everywhere! Take a…

0 Comments / 84 View / September 28, 2016

September Garden Checklist

  I sometimes think that if months were siblings, September would be my favorite — especially when it comes to the garden. The high heat of mid summer is past and I can take my time puttering, cleaning up beds,…

0 Comments / 193 View / August 31, 2016

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 / 306 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 / 260 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 / 344 View / July 20, 2016

Pruning 101: What to Prune When

  Ever get confused as to what to prune when? Or simply wonder where to begin? The good news is, there’s no rush to prune. In fact, some plants are better left to grow as they will and need only…

9 Comments / 1243 View / May 23, 2016

How to Grow More Vegetables with Less Space

  The secret to growing more in less space starts with love. What do you love to eat? What can you add to your life that will immediately elevate everyday living? What do you want more of in your life?…

2 Comments / 1136 View / March 21, 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 / 223 View / February 15, 2016

Grow What You Love: Napa Valley Olive Harvest

  When my friend Julie first invited us to her home away from home for olive picking I was immediately inspired with visions of bucket filling, ladder moving and an opportunity to spend the day outside in the company of…

2 Comments / 102 View / January 27, 2016