harvests

A couple years ago, I took a three-week holiday through Europe with my mom. We circled Western Europe and toured 9 countries in total (10 if you count the Vatican), zipping across channels and cities and countrysides, starting in London and ending in Amsterdam. (Has anyone ever flown out of Amsterdam’s airport? I don’t think […]

November 22 2013      26 comments     Linda Ly
Frutas   Hierbas   Verduras   Viajes

It really is a blessing to be able to walk around the yard, basket in hand, and harvest all my meals for the day. It’s like grocery shopping in my own home, and it’s my absolute favorite thing about having an edible garden. While this can be done almost any time of year, the shoulder […]

September 27 2013      22 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Hierbas   Verduras

Strawberries. Fresh. From my berry patch!

September 16 2013      19 comments     Linda Ly
Frutas   Hierbas   Jardín   Verduras

There’s an old saying about corn — “Knee-high by the Fourth of July” — whose wisdom is if your crop stands knee-high around the holiday, you’ll have a good yield that year. That was probably true about two generations ago, when farmers used the catchy phrase to gauge their crop, but nowadays corn can be […]

August 2 2013      22 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

Ever since my carrot top salsa recipe, I’ve received a great number of emails asking if (or even insisting that) carrot tops are toxic. I’ll just get straight to the point: This popular myth has been perpetuated through continual hearsay and personal anecdotes, and I have yet to find any scientific study that says, once […]

July 11 2013      32 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

I think this might be the biggest crop of garlic I’ve ever grown. And by biggest, I mean the size of the bulb — at least 3 inches across, with many of them spanning over 4 inches! (And no, this isn’t elephant garlic — which, oddly, is not a true garlic but a type of […]

June 24 2013      31 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín

For the last few weeks, my 6 artichoke plants (8? 10? More? They’ve multiplied so much that I’ve lost count) have been going off. Each plant bears beautiful spiny buds of the Purple of Romagna variety, an Italian heirloom that’s said to be more tender than the typical green globe.

May 23 2013      24 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras