A Seemingly Bottomless CSA Share Becomes a Delicious Vegetable Curry

Sometimes it is downright ridiculous how generous our CSA share is–and we only have a half share. Last week, the farmers at Mountain View Farms brought eggplants galore, summer squash, numerous hot and sweet peppers, […]

Pig Island 2013: Best Pork Fest North of the Carolinas…or Maybe Anywhere

For pork lovers, there was just one place to be this past Saturday and that was the 4th Annual Pig Island in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hungry New Yorkers rode a free New York City Water […]

Green Bell Peppers Stuffed with Moroccan Lamb and Couscous

Pepper lovers are rejoicing as this season’s peppers begin to arrive at markets and in gardens–chilis, Italian frying peppers and the early bell, the green bell pepper. Green bell peppers don’t have the characteristic ripened […]

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

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 staples […]

Children’s Workshop Garden Stretches its Roots and Stems

The school year has ended and the students at Children’s Workshop dispersed like seeds for the summer. Thankfully, we have the Boys Club of New York City around the corner and they are engaged to […]

Spring Collard Greens a Tender Sweet Sight

Collard greens are starting to make their way to the Farmers Markets in various sizes (the collards in the garden are still too small to harvest except as baby greens) but are generally still bright […]

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

          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 Heights […]