Indian summer in SoCal. It sounds rather nice at first, with visions of balmy beach days and barbecues and frozen drinks with umbrellas in October, but I think I can speak for everyone in SoCal right now that we are ready — hoping! — for fall to start soon. (It was 102°F in my town […]

October 9 2015      17 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Jardín

Coconut, Coppertone, saltwater, freshly cut grass and charcoal heating on the grill. These are some of the smells that reminded me of summer while I was growing up. And now as a gardener, tomato leaves make that happy list. While there’s no shortage of Coppertone and saltwater on a California summer day (or any day […]

September 17 2015      49 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

Who’s going to the Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania next weekend? Exciting days ahead — not only will it be my first time attending, it will also be my first time speaking at the fair! I’ll be taking to the UTNE Stage inside the convention center on Friday, September 18, 2015, […]

September 10 2015      21 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Noticias

I am a huge fan of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, so it’s a real honor for me to be speaking at their event this year at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California! For the last four years, Baker Creek has staged the “World’s Pure Food Fair” as a not-for-profit event that celebrates […]

August 24 2015      30 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Noticias

The five little things that made my week… 1. Bringing a spent sunflower head down to the chicken run. The ladies love their little treat! If you have the space, it’s worth growing a crop of sunflowers near your run every summer. As the flowers fade, they naturally drop their seeds. It gives them something […]

August 7 2015      34 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Flores   Frutas   Hierbas   Jardín

The five little things that made my week… 1. The figs are coming in fast and furious. I see fig and burrata salad, prosciutto-wrapped figs, roasted fig pizza, balsamic fig jam, spiced fig jam, and just plain juicy fresh figs in my immediate future.

July 24 2015      31 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Jardín

In the back of my garden, I have a small patch of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) that grows year-round and stands five feet tall. Sometimes I’ll harvest the fronds for a salad or a bulb for my favorite seafood stew, or even the pollen or seeds for my cooking, but for the most part, I let […]

July 23 2015      48 comments     Linda Ly
Entomología   Jardín