Memories of Brasil
I’ve been recently thinking about our adventures in Brasil. I read my journal from our trips and immediately was transported back to those wonderful places. How I wish we could go back to see our friends in Bahia, see how the cacao plantations are progressing, and eat some amazing seafood on the beach! On my […]Read More ›
What to do with all that chard?
Swiss chard is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Here in Austin, it thrives almost year-round and is the last of the leafy greens to die when the summer kicks in in full force. The rainbow and red varieties are also highly ornamental and are ideal for edible landscapes. Still, some people don’t quite […]Read More ›
Mima’s Recipes ~ tortitas de coliflor
The last of the garden cauliflowers was on the menu last night. Because I picked it a bit late, it was not a pretty white head but a scraggly thing with light green stems. Who cares what it looks like, I thought – it is still a cauliflower. So I decided to use it in […]Read More ›
Late winter in the garden and table
Austin weather…what can we say? One day it’s 75 degrees and sunny, the next it’s snowing. The plants are so confused, and gardeners start getting spring fevered a bit too early. Last weekend at the Natural Gardener I saw people buying tomato seedlings! Me, I am patient. My tomatoes never go in the ground until […]Read More ›
Year of the Dragon
Yesterday was the first day of the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival. I have enjoyed cooking special foods for this holiday for the last couple of years, and this year I was more excited to cook last night’s fortuitous dinner even more than before. 2012 is the Year […]Read More ›
When life doesn’t give you tomatoes…plant tomatillos!
While the tomato plants sit there looking brown and pathetic, the tomatillos have taken over the bed and are producing ridiculous amounts. This year I planted them from seed for the first time, from a mix seed packet from Renee’s Garden. I am especially thrilled with the purple variety, which is more commonly used in […]Read More ›