Do you like pie? Food trucks? Deluxe popsicles? The city? Dogs with blue mohawks? In short: do you like fun? Then come to the next Garfield Night Market on October 4–maybe I’ll see you there.
Continue reading a night at the market (Garfield night market, that is)
As the weather gets warmer, my thoughts turn to refreshing hard cider and all the traditions surrounding it where I come from. If you haven’t tried cider yet, I highly recommend it. I’m going to try my hand at growing cider apples and see what happens.
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Every fall I manage to find something to harvest from the urban environment: chestnuts? Quince fruit? Figs? This year I found some wild pears, and Tom from Wild Purveyors helped me try to identify them (and eat them up, of course!).
Continue reading foraging in the city: wild pears!
The harvest from my backyard garden continues well into the fall, with pumpkins, herbs, scallions, and a great selection of delicious greens.
Continue reading putting the garden to bed
Tokyo turnips served with fish for our family dinner
Yes, yes–more about my garden.
I am really enjoying my garden this year. So far
Continue reading turnip revelation
This giant turnip from last year was almost as big as my head
The weekends have had nice weather lately, and I spent some
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25 gallons of compost, a beautiful sight!
Composting is one of my hobbies. I think I can call it a hobby. I find it
Continue reading New year, old scraps
Figs stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in jamon serrano
At a gathering earlier this fall some people were astonished to hear that I
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first bloom of the coffee plants
There are a couple of blossoms I could write about all the time, our twins, but I don’t
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There are very few empty lots, roadsides or poorly kept yards that don’t have Japanese knotweed growing in them. This weed is
Continue reading sweet weeds