Fresh Lobster and Asparagus at the Farmers Market mean…Lobster Risotto!

Here’s another one of those almost completely local recipes: All ingredients, lobster, vegetables, cheese (except the arborio rice and things like lemon, olive oil) from the farmers market or frozen from last year… Recipe For […]

Straw Bale Gardening: The biodegradable alternative to raised beds

Ideal for gardens in areas of contaminated soil or on patios The idea for using straw bales as the outer beds for the Children’s Workshop garden came from my one of my co-founders of The […]

Square Foot Garden Update: Cold Nights Hinder Greens Growth (Do I wait or go forward with summer?)

I am quickly learning that Square Foot Gardening project is proving quite a challenge when timing and replanting is everything.  As I previously described, the plot is 4’ by 4’ square, small indeed, but perfect for […]

Three Sisters and Straw Bale Gardening with Children’s Workshop

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 destruction […]

Chef Patti Jackson Pairs Belgian Sour Beers with Unique Local Menu

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 also […]

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

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 pesto. […]

Ramps and Spinach Appear as Early Spring Bounty Teasers

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. There’s […]

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

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 community […]

Campos Garden Showing New Life and Spring Colors

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, thanks […]

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

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 Belgians, […]