Events for 2018

Thanks for a great 2017 season! Please check back for upcoming events in 2018—I hope to cook up appearances in Texas, the East Coast, Southwest, southern California, and the Pacific NW. Let me know if you’d like me to appear in your town or city!
Pears: A Sumptuous Fall Treat

Pears: A Sumptuous Fall Treat

In this age of hyper-hybridized produce for large-scale cultivation and shipping, the pear is a rare fruit that has been mercifully left alone; the varieties you see in markets today are pretty much unchanged from over a century ago. About 3,000 varieties exist...
Seasonality: A True Definition

Seasonality: A True Definition

This guest post is by Jack Hedin, farmer and owner of Featherstone Farm, one of the largest CSA farms in southeastern Minnesota. The farm produces around 70 varieties of fresh market fruits and vegetables for distribution to natural food stores, wholesalers, and CSA...
Basil: Pesto, Love & Scorpions

Basil: Pesto, Love & Scorpions

Nothing heralds summer like basil, one of the most aromatic and evocative of herbs. Its floral, slightly spicy fragrance instantly brings to mind classic Italian dishes such as pesto, caprese salads, and pasta, but for me, I love it in a very different way—as a salad...
Useful Tips for Growing Oyster Mushrooms at Home – Guest Post

Useful Tips for Growing Oyster Mushrooms at Home – Guest Post

This month we are delighted to welcome guest writer Richard Clayton, who says, “I’m an owner of a small gardening shop. I love gardening, especially lawn care. I spend all of my free time taking care of my lawn and discuss lawn care experiences with my friends,...
Awakening with Asparagus

Awakening with Asparagus

Few vegetables represent spring as definitively as asparagus, with its tender shoots poking out of the moist, dark earth to meet the warm sun and lengthening days. This perennial garden favorite is a member of the lily family, one that is harvested in an all-too-brief...
8 Great Gifts for Good Eating

8 Great Gifts for Good Eating

Whether you’ve already begun your holiday shopping and have it under control, or haven’t even begun to think about the whole gift thing yet, one thing is certain—food is almost always bound to be popular. But consider alternatives to the usual high-calorie...

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