vegetables

Around this time of year, as our Indian summer is winding down, there’s always a big burst of chile peppers from the garden. It seems like they know they’re going to sleep soon, so they put their all into producing pods before retreating into dormancy. I wouldn’t say my pepper plants are at the end […]

October 28 2014      16 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Verduras

One of my favorite things about growing heirloom varieties is learning the history behind the seed and how it arrived in my hands. In the case of these fish peppers, they come from a long history in African-American culinary culture that predates the 1870s. Fish peppers are distinctive plants due to their vividly striped fruits […]

October 6 2014      28 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

Last week was my first-ever visit to the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, and stepping onto the Sonoma County Fairgrounds was like stepping into a Garden Betty dream. Imagine booth after booth of produce porn, tables lined with late summer bounties, vendors serving up local, sustainable, and organic food, and a pop-up farm filled […]

September 16 2014      14 comments     Linda Ly
Verduras

Before I started gardening, I used to think winter squash referred to the squash that grew over winter. Only after harvesting my very first “winter” squash did I realize all the pumpkins, hubbards, butternuts, and turbans that arrived at the turn of cool weather actually took three or four months to get there!

August 20 2014      26 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras

1. One of my favorite things about summer. (There are four or five varieties of tomatoes in there!)

August 8 2014      7 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Frutas   Gallinas   Jardín   Verduras

The five little things that made my week… 1. A harvest of Mexican Sour Gherkin cucumbers. Sometimes I’ll trick friends into trying one by saying it’s a mini watermelon.

July 25 2014      22 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Frutas   Jardín

Today we’re going to dive into the sex life of squash. But it’s not as skeevy as it sounds. Have you ever wondered why we usually only see the male blossoms of squash (the ones with the long stems) at farmers’ markets? Or why some flowers turn into cucumbers, while others fall off the vine? […]

July 16 2014      33 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Verduras