Yesterday was the third annual Small Business Saturday — a day designed to encourage us to “shop small” in support of independently-owned establishments. While I love the concept and its goals, [ … ]
Today is the third annual Small Business Saturday, but why stop at a day?!? It’s simple to patronize small businesses every day! Check out the first five of ten ways to do it.
Like legions of gardeners across the country I’m always on the lookout for a tasty tomato to grow. The open-pollinated Malakhitovaya Shkatulka is my favorite from this summer’s harvest – indeed, it’s a real gem, true to its name.
I finally live in a town that has a farmer’s market – not that I lived so far from it before we moved a whole mile and a half to the new place, but there is something about being able to walk out the door with a couple of bags and walk down to the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning that is particularly awesome.
“A campaign to promote orange varieties of sweet potatoes in Mozambique and Uganda (instead of the white or yellow ones that are more commonly grown there) now seems to be succeeding…,” but at what cost?
I’m new to pickling, but my lemon cucumbers are at their peak so I used them for this pickle experiment, with surprisingly tasty results.
What other vegetable offers so much for so little effort? Eat them as green beans (snap beans), fresh shell beans, or dry them for a dose of protein during the fall and winter. Here are some favorites from my garden this summer…
Not sure where you are, but it is HOT, HOT, HOT here in New Jersey! So much for the global warming nay sayers! We are all about low-stress living this week, which means easy, but delicious cooking. Here are a few of my favorite summer go-to recipes that are all in rotation this week.
Do you shop at a local farmers market and love it?
Soup in June? Don’t panic, this delicate soup is tasty served cold too.
Green garlic, also called spring garlic, is a specialty of spring. Its delicate mild garlic flavor is something to look forward to at this time of the year, but it won’t be available long.
Do you love tender new potatoes? Here’s a really easy and fun way to grow your favorite potatoes in a container at home.
Tender spring fava beans are wonderfully buttery – we grow them every year and watch the pods swell with great anticipation. In our family, the favorite way to eat them is to make a simple but delicious warm salad with a lemony dressing.