When I went away on vacation three weeks ago, I left behind a winter vegetable garden that was starting to fade. When I returned, I came home to a wild forest of edibles that had grown to unruly proportions with colorful blooms and tall flower stalks shooting up everywhere. My Southern Georgia collard greens had [...]
Ever notice how some people like their leafy greens, while others refuse to eat them? This disparity may boil down to a particular gene inherent in some humans. Yes, you can blame science for it.
Turnips… you either love ‘em, hate ‘em, or never bothered to try ‘em. I never ate much turnip before, but I do love a practical vegetable where you can eat both the root and the leaves. I grow the Golden Globe turnip (Brassica rapa) variety from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, simply because I had never [...]
What to do when you have an excess of kale in the garden, and not enough meals in the week to use it all? You make kale chips! I had always heard about kale chips but thought they were strictly for hippie-foodie, Whole Foods-consuming, crunchy-granola health nuts. As someone who bizarrely lacks the snacking gene, [...]
A collection of healthful, scrumptious, leafy greens from the garden this winter… my mama would be proud! Rossa di Verona radicchio, an Italian heirloom. The bright red stems of Five-Color Silverbeet chard.