I’m often the first to admit that there’s not much you need if you want to start from seed — just a good growing medium, sunshine, and water. But sometimes there are forces working against us, and if there’s a way to boost our chances of seed starting success, I’m all for it.

November 5 2015      35 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Semillas

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 […]

December 17 2013      18 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas   Leguminosas

Did you know that the leaves from fava bean plants are edible? How about the flowers? Often with fava beans, I can take ’em or leave ’em. They have a wonderful light, nutty flavor, but after a day spent shelling beans, sometimes I’m simply content with getting that same light, nutty flavor from just the […]

December 11 2013      19 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Leguminosas

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 […]

October 15 2013      41 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Leguminosas

Lately I’ve been lamenting the fact that my friends with kids are all saying summer’s almost over, just because their kids are back in school soon. Come on, people. It’s only August! I sometimes don’t even consider it summer until this time of year, when it’s still daylight at 8 pm, the ocean is warm […]

August 5 2013      42 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín   Leguminosas   Semillas   Verduras

There’s something so majestic about purple beans. The pods are richly colored and easy to spot among the leaves, and they look beautiful tossed into a green salad. I call them magic beans, and the magic happens when you cook them…

July 17 2013      49 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Leguminosas   Verduras

When I think of spring, I think of this salad. Fresh, green, earthy, full of life. Luckily for us southern climates, winter tends to feel like spring most days, so I’ve had the ingredients for this salad growing in my garden all season and this recipe makes perfect use of them. As the superstar of […]

February 4 2013      13 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras