It’s National Career Development Month. And more specifically, it’s National Career Development Week, so I thought this would be the perfect week to share a few things I’m often asked when it comes to blogging as a career (or as something more than just a hobby). First, a disclaimer: I don’t consider myself a career […]
I’m a gourd hoarder. At the end of the summer, my kitchen is always full of summer squash and winter squash in different stages of maturity. I’ll store a couple on the counter, an armful in the pantry, some more in our laundry room… wherever I have an extra shelf for the various pattypans, butternuts, […]
In the winter time, a couple of my garden beds get less sun and stay more soggy so it’s difficult to grow a food crop. I usually let the soil rest at this time, but by that I don’t mean I leave the garden beds bare. Even if you only garden three seasons out of […]
I still remember the day I sowed my wild zaatar oregano seeds. I even wrote about them (third post ever on the blog!). They took a while to germinate and an even longer while to grow into dainty little seedlings, but three years later, those seedlings have thrived into a shrub (more like a few […]
Strawberries. Fresh. From my berry patch!
I’ve talked about fermentation quite a bit on this blog, from fermenting your cabbage to fermenting your chicken feed. In a nutshell, fermentation is the process of good bacteria breaking down the structure of your food so that it becomes more digestible. When it comes to fermenting chicken feed, for instance, lacto-fermentation reduces the anti-nutrients […]
Maybe it was my Asian upbringing that taught me never to waste food, as my family used and ate every part of the vegetable, fish, chicken, pig or cow that we brought home. Or maybe it’s my ever-growing curiosity when it comes to food from the land… but when I walk around the garden, looking […]