Three Sisters and Straw Bale Gardening with Children’s Workshop

Share The Children’s Workshop is a progressive public elementary school that neighbors the Campos Garden, and has used the garden as a place to bring its students and learn from time to time. After the […]

Chef Patti Jackson Pairs Belgian Sour Beers with Unique Local Menu

Share Anytime you go to a theme dinner at Jimmy’s No. 43, you know you’re going to get good food and great beer, and with Jimmy Carbone being the event organizer that he is, you’ll […]

Happy May Day–It’s Not Too Early for PESTO!

Share Pesto is such a summer recipe—how do we use all that fresh basil before it goes bolts or goes bad in our refrigerator? But you don’t have to wait until July to have tasty […]

Ramps and Spinach Appear as Early Spring Bounty Teasers

Share This past spectacular weekend brought spring into full glory and the Union Square farmer’s market was teaming with people who wanted to connect to nature through the food our farmers bring to the city. […]

Pete Seeger Inspires Community Gardeners to “Stand for our Land” at Mayoral Forum

Share Gardening activists (and folk music lovers) gathered at Cooper Union’s Great Hall to hear from 2013 New York City Mayoral candidates about what they would do if elected to protect and support our city’s […]

Campos Garden Showing New Life and Spring Colors

Share Here’s a brief interlude of how things are shaping up in my new gardening home at Campos Community Garden. The garden has done a 180 from its condition after last fall’s destruction from Sandy, […]

April Sours Dinner with Chef Patti Jackson tonight at Jimmy’s No. 43

Share April is Sours month at Jimmy’s No. 43, the Good Beer showcase in the East Village, and all month long, Jimmy has been featuring sour beers and holding food pairings, including Bacon and Sour […]

TGIG: Thank GOD I’m Gardening…2013 Gardening Adventures Begin

Share Yee-haw! Just when I thought I’d be plot-less, stuck without a place to grow food for the first time in 9 years, I was saved at the bell and got the opportunity to join […]

Cleaning Out Baking Shelf = Indian Pakora (Vegetable Fritters)

Share My baking shelf was a mess: random open bags of interesting flours I bought with the intention of creating all kinds of gluten-free and other exotic goodies. But despite a stint as a pastry […]

“Our Global Kitchen” Brings Important Local and Global Food System Issues to Mainstream Forefront

Share I played some work-related hooky yesterday and finally ventured into New York’s notoriously crowded Museum of Natural History to see Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture exhibition. Yes, I know, it’s been open since November, […]