With weeks of recipe developing still ahead of me for my forthcoming cookbook, the recipes on the blog have been waning — mostly because at the end of a long day in the kitchen, the last thing I want to do is cook some more. It’s a little ironic that after making all these beautiful, […]
This is the kind of salad I make after I’ve pruned a row of fava bean plants. Now that you know you can actually eat them, fava greens make an excellent salad green, tasting faintly of favas — very mild and slightly sweet. The blossoms themselves are one of my favorite edible flowers. I don’t […]
True French sorrel (Rumex scutatus) is one of those things in my garden that’s very underused, but when I do use it, I wonder why I don’t do it more often.
I’ve often wondered why lettuce and spinach aren’t summer crops. Whose idea was it to give us all those sweet, juicy tomatoes and fresh, crisp cucumbers in the summer, but no lettuce or spinach to go with them? Sure, there are ways to extend the life of your spring greens by giving them more shade […]
Isn’t it amazing how a medley of seasonal vegetables plucked from the garden this morning could go from this… … To this gorgeous garden salad!
One of my favorite things in the world is harvesting a basketful of garden goodies for a fantastically fresh, just-plucked meal. I think these will go into a nice salad and maybe a soup later: spicy Japanese radish, French breakfast radish, Japanese cucumber, yellow carrot, purple bush beans, salad burnet, bloody dock, true French sorrel, […]
My starter plants from Richters have arrived! I came across Richters while searching for hard-to-find plants that weren’t available at my local nursery. I was so stoked to find that they carried Vietnamese plants like ngò gai and rau răm! One of my projects in the garden is a Vietnamese herb bed, so far populated by a […]