Community Garden Plot – Update
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Howdy, all! Summer is just around the corner, and both my patio garden and the community garden plot I share are growing like gangbusters. (The plot seems to grow weeds better than anything else, but we’re making it work.) You … Continue reading

Earth Day 2015 – Gardening in a Drought
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Continued from: Earth Day 2015 – Cooking in a Drought Moving on from the cooking segment of my Earth Day two-parter, let’s talk about our small-scale gardens, whether they be on our patios or part of a larger community. Last … Continue reading

Garden Update – April 6, 2015
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Spring has sprung here in Los Angeles (let’s be honest, it’s been “spring” since mid-February), and that means it’s time to stick stuff in dirt! It’s been years, literally, since I last gave an update on my little patio garden, … Continue reading

July – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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As I’ve written in the past, I didn’t get serious about Food until I was in my 30s, and when I did, I learned the way most home cooks do: in a higgledy piggledy fashion, bouncing from subject to subject … Continue reading

June – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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A few years back, I was browsing Facebook when I came across a post from a friend, Sarah, asking for folks to help crowdfund her friend’s cookbook. Curious, I checked it out. The only thing I remember of the Kickstarter … Continue reading

May – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  Tarragon. Tarragon is one of those herbs that I have seen frequently on lists of “top herbs and spices to have in your kitchen” or included as part of an 18-bottle spice rack combo pack.  It is one of … Continue reading

April – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I am what you’d call a mutt.  Growing up, my brothers and I were told that our forebears hailed from a plethora of places, stretching across Europe from Poland to Ireland, and even down into Africa, with a little Jewish … Continue reading

March – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I come from what some might call a foodie family, and yet I didn’t always feel the pull of the kitchen as strongly as I do now.  My grandfather was a chef, and so was one of my cousins, for … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Finis
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  Hey, gang.  Apologies for falling behind on the posting!  Life picked up, colder weather kicked in, and there really wasn’t a whole lot going on that was new and exciting.  Sadly, I think I have to call it: Garden … Continue reading

Garden 2012 – Week Twenty-Six
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It’s been six and a half months since Bro and I started Garden 2012, and as we move into Fall, things are beginning to slow down, growth-wise.  In the next few weeks Bro and I need to reevaluate what we’ve … Continue reading