I have a raised bed in my garden that barely gets any sun in the winter. Whatever’s growing there in the summer usually stays there until spring, when the days are longer and I plant anew. Being a bienniel, that means my chard is the last of the crops to linger after the rest have […]
It’s been cold around these parts… and by cold, I mean it’s hovering around 60°F. I know, I know. I’m a SoCal girl through and through. But when the weather starts to turn and I start to second-guess going out of the house in flip-flops, I think of soup. Rich, hearty, steamy soup. This is […]
Last week I had the honor of hosting Jere Gettle (as in the Jere Gettle from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, pictured at right) and Paul Wallace (the man in charge of Baker Creek’s west coast branch, the Petaluma Seed Bank) at my humble little abode. They were only in town for a day or two, […]
It probably doesn’t look like your average camp food. But before I left on a camping trip this past weekend, I raided the garden for some fresh grub to go alongside our chicken and steaks. It’s impressive how many meals you can make out of one harvest!
When I first gave you a peek at my garden in May, things were looking a little sparse… I had just drawn up a plan for the next season, pulled out most of my winter and spring crops, and turned over the soil with freshly made compost. My onions and garlic were still a couple […]
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, […]