Did you know passion fruit vines can grow outside in Pennsylvania? I didn't! My friend Chuck could have told me about his hardy passion fruit vines--but he didn't know they were passionfruit!
Since the autumn, I've had three big pumpkins decorating the bench in my foyer. I grew them in my garden last summer from seeds that Jo LaRocca collected on one of her food and gardening adventure trips to Mexico. Today I decided to cut one open to make pumpkin soufflé. I was inspired partly by these …
I was pretty excited to come home and see one of my saffron crocuses blooming last week! These flowers were a gift from a friend, Mary Dyer, who then lived in Charlottesville. She gave these flower bulbs to me--a Spaniard living in Pittsburgh--and then she moved from Charlottesville to Madrid! The world is full of strange …
These photos capture my garden in summer, a busy season of new discoveries, new questions, and new rewards.
Counterintuitively, harsh pruning of coffee trees keeps them strong and blooming. Gardening is not for sissies. 😉
Is this sprouting rutabaga just compost, or could it be a viable source of micro greens? Chef Daniel investigates!
Could this mystery squash/gourd/melon turn out to be the source of the preserves in my favorite childhood pastry?
An abundance of wildlife is one of the many charms--and challenges!--of living in Western Pennsylvania.
I pulled 12 beets, 2 broccoli stalks, and many beans out of my garden tonight for dinner. And... I forgot to weigh it!
A handful of blueberries are the first fruits from our backyard garden