A Gallery of Summer Cooking: Healthy, Local Dishes That Make the Most of Summer’s Harvest

Share The summer harvest is speeding up, and every week brings more variety.  We’v moved past most radishes, lettuce and early greens to the arrival of more heat-friendly greens, onions, carrots, and now the summer […]

Gardening Grows Good Health: Plants and Nutrition Basics

Share It’s amazing how much nutrition you can pack into a small garden if you plan (and plant) well. Here’s just a sample from an almost endless list of what you can grow in a […]

Trip to the Farmers Market for Vegetable Garden Plants (and other Spring Colors)

Share           Many of the plants I plan to use for the Children’s Workshop’s Straw Bale garden came from a wonderful nursery that sells at the Union Square Farmers Market. Silver […]

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

Share 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 […]

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

Share 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]